Allergy Treatment

Beat Your Seasonal Allergy Symptoms With Treatment in Groton, CT

Woman experiencing seasonal allergies and blowing her nose in a field of yellow flowers

It’s that time of year again. Once we turn the corner from winter to spring, and spring blossoms into summer, allergy season is pretty much in full bloom. If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, you know this can be a frustrating and difficult time. But there are ways to beat those annoying allergy symptoms. How? Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Groton, Connecticut, for treatment. We can help!

Also known as hay fever, seasonal allergies are a common problem for many people. As trees and flowers bloom, they release pollen into the air, and sometimes the body’s immune system mistakes the pollen for a dangerous invader. Another common springtime allergen is mold, a type of fungus that thrives in damp areas. In addition to promoting rapid plant growth, a rainy spring can also lead to an increase in mold spores.

An overly robust immune system reaction can set off a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, constant sneezing, and sinus headaches. Unlike other illnesses, seasonal allergies cannot be cured. However, the symptoms can be managed with allergy treatment.

Nip Your Seasonal Allergy Symptoms in the Bud

The best strategy for combatting allergy symptoms involves reducing your exposure to “triggers.” Here are some ways to do so:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible, especially on dry, windy days.
  • Keep your windows and doors closed.
  • Ask for help with gardening chores, such as lawn mowing and weed pulling, which can stir up allergens.
  • Whenever you leave your home, wear a pollen mask.
  • Immediately take off and launder any clothes you’ve worn outside, and shower to rinse away pollen from your skin and hair.
  • Don’t hang your laundry outside to dry (pollen can stick to it); use a dryer instead.
  • Use an air purifier or add a HEPA filter to your home’s ventilation system.

Unfortunately, there is no way to completely escape seasonal allergies. But you don’t have to walk around sneezing, sniffling, and feeling miserable, either.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care Is Here To Help

If you need help dealing with your seasonal allergies, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Groton. During your visit, a friendly provider can confirm that your symptoms are caused by pollen or mold, and then suggest an appropriate treatment plan to help you feel better. For instance, we might suggest an oral antihistamine, a nasal decongestant, or a saline nasal rinse.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care is open seven days per week. We do not require appointments, so you can just walk in whenever you need relief. Stop by today!

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