When to Seek Medical Care for Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

May 30, 2024

Allergy season begins in the spring and can continue through summer. Seasonal allergies can cause a serious disruption in your day-to-day life. Itchy and watery eyes, constant sneezing, and coughing can get in the way of work and leisure. If you have noticed that your allergies are getting worse, not going away, or you have used over-the-counter allergy medications and it isn’t working, you might want to go see a medical professional. Additionally, even if the symptoms are allergies, your medical provider might have treatment options that can help provide relief. That said, there are other factors to consider that might make it more important to seek medical help.

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Common Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

The first step to tackling spring allergy symptoms is confirming that your symptoms are being caused by allergies. In many cases, seasonal allergy symptoms and mild illness symptoms look very similar. This can make it difficult to diagnose seasonal allergies on your own, resulting in treating your symptoms being virtually impossible. 

Common allergy symptoms include: 

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Itchy and red eyes
  • Rash

Seasonal allergies can be an annoyance. But when they are coupled with other underlying health conditions they can be a serious concern. Asthma makes it difficult for individuals to breathe. Many people who have asthma are also impacted by allergies. Allergies can bring on an asthma attack or make breathing even more difficult. If you have asthma and are experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms, you should consider talking to a doctor or other medical professional about treatments to decrease your allergy symptoms. 

Do Allergy Symptoms Require Medical Treatment?

If you notice that your allergy symptoms are getting worse over time, you should see a medical professional. When allergies are simply annoyances they can be put up with. But if allergies continue to progress and worsen, you should consider seeking medical advice. Worsening symptoms can occur due to allergy exposure, however, frequently indicate the presence of an infection. 

If your symptoms come and go when you spend time outdoors, it’s likely that your symptoms are due to allergies. If limiting how much time you spend outdoors is impossible and your symptoms are bothering you, it is always a good idea to seek care from a medical professional. They will be able to diagnose the cause of your symptoms and provide the most effective treatment plan possible. 

Treatment Options for Allergy Symptoms

There are many different allergy medications available to help reduce allergic reactions caused by seasonal allergies and treat the symptoms caused by seasonal allergies. Luckily, in most cases, these medications are available over the counter without a prescription. If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, medications like nasal sprays, antihistamines, and eye drops may help control the symptoms during peak allergy season.

If you have access to over-the-counter (OTC) medications from your local pharmacy, and they aren’t doing their job, you should talk to a doctor. First and foremost, many over-the-counter drugs can also be disruptive to your day-to-day life. OTC medications frequently have side effects including drowsiness. So if they aren’t working and you are dealing with their side effects on top of having allergies, you should seek medical care to find a more effective form of treatment. 

Visit AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst for Same-Day Allergy Symptom Diagnosis 

If you live near Lyndhurst, NJ, and have issues with on-going seasonal allergies our dedicated team of medical providers can help. Our clinic offers same-day symptom diagnosis and seasonal allergy symptom relief for patients in Lyndhurst, NJ, and the surrounding communities.  Our medical providers are board-certified and able to perform diagnostic testing using our on-site lab to determine the cause of your symptoms and provide the appropriate treatment. We accept most medical insurance plans and offer affordable care options for patients without insurance. Simply walk into the clinic today!

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