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An allergy occurs when the human body attempts to defend itself from harmful invaders, such as bacteria or viruses, but the defenses are too aggressive and cause unpleasant symptoms. There are multiple types of allergies, and an allergic reaction can occur anywhere in the body. Coping with allergies is difficult, and even more so if you aren’t sure what triggers your allergy symptoms.
Although the name implies they only occur in the springtime, seasonal allergies can actually strike any time of the year, especially if a person has more than one trigger. Common triggers for seasonal allergies include pollen, oaks, and grass, as well as other airborne irritants. Often, seasonal allergy sufferers go without a diagnosis for years, unaware that prescription allergy treatments can provide better symptom relief than over-the-counter remedies.
At AFC Urgent Care West Islip, our highly knowledgeable physicians can confirm you have an allergy or multiple allergies, find your triggers, and help educate you on how to minimize exposure to them.
If you’ve endured seasonal allergy symptoms for months without getting relief from over-the-counter medicines, you should consider seeing a doctor.
Common signs of seasonal allergies include:
Our walk-in urgent care clinic offers seasonal allergy diagnosis and treatment, and you won’t have to wait long for relief. We offer shorter wait times, extended hours, and an experienced medical staff ready to provide quality allergy care for your entire family. We accept most insurance policies, for your convenience.
Suffering from seasonal allergies? There’s no need to wait for an appointment to get relief. Simply come to our walk-in clinic and expect skilled allergy care.
Do you have a temperature, or general aches and pains? If so, you’re likely dealing with a cold, not seasonal allergies. Either way, AFC can help.
Nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines, and decongestants are often used to treat seasonal allergies. While many of these can be purchased over the counter, some patients need prescription strength allergy medicine.
We can help you try to identify your triggers when you visit our clinic. Our providers know the right questions to ask and can help you get relief quickly.