Need Allergy Treatment in Derby, CT?
Seasonal allergies are miserable to deal with. Whether yours present with a runny nose and scratchy throat or a whole host of symptoms—including cough, headache, ear congestion, and watery eyes—you want to find relief fast. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Derby, Connecticut, that’s exactly what we’re here for. We’ll take a look at your allergy symptoms to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Treating Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
One of the best ways to treat seasonal allergies is to reduce your exposure. After all, since symptoms appear after being exposed to pollen and other airborne substances that trigger your immune system to react aggressively, it makes sense that limiting your risk can help with your symptoms. Here are some of the ways you can do that:
- Keep an eye on the pollen counts in your area – If the pollen count is high or even medium-high, consider staying inside. Pollen counts tend to be higher in the morning and afternoon, too, so schedule outside events in the late afternoon and evening.
- Switch to an air conditioner with a HEPA filter – A HEPA filter forces air through a fine mesh that will trap particles such as pollen, pet dander, and more. It’s a great option for those with seasonal allergies.
- Take a shower whenever you come indoors – After spending time outside, make sure to take a shower and wash your hair to remove any pollen that may be lingering on you. You’ll also want to wash your clothes.
Of course, even taking these steps to treat allergy symptoms isn’t enough for some people. That’s why PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers prompt allergy treatment. We can recommend the right medications for your symptoms, whether that involves decongestants, nasal sprays, antihistamines, or a combination of these options.
Stop by our urgent care center in Derby today for prompt care. Our facility is open seven days per week and appointments are never required.