Find Relief From Your Allergy Symptoms With Treatment in Waltham, MA

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Do April showers bring May allergies for you? If so, right after the spring bloom, your seasonal allergy symptoms probably kick in, leaving you dealing with misery in the form of nasal congestion, a sinus headache, constant sneezing, and watery eyes. And if your allergy symptoms seem to be worse than they were last year, it’s not your imagination—and you’re not alone. Medical providers are seeing an increase in patients who are seeking help with their allergy symptoms, and those symptoms are heavier across the board. Why? One possible reason is that, as compared to last spring, fewer people are wearing masks outside. By wearing a mask, you can reduce the amount of pollen and other allergens you inhale.

If you need treatment for seasonal allergy symptoms, turn to the experienced team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Waltham, Massachusetts. We can help you find the right allergy treatment plan so you can breathe easily again.

Taking Control of Your Allergies

Many people find sufficient relief from their seasonal allergy symptoms with a treatment plan that includes trigger avoidance and over-the-counter medications. Here are some options:

  • Stay indoors as much as possible, keep the windows and doors closed, and use air conditioning.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated.
  • Don’t toss your COVID-19 face mask just yet; continue to wear it whenever you go outside.
  • After spending time outdoors, take a shower, wash your hair, and launder your clothing.
  • Clean the air filters in your home frequently and consider installing a HEPA purifier.
  • Vacuum your home at least twice per week, and be sure to wear a mask because vacuuming can stir up pollen and mold trapped in the carpet.
  • Start using a nasal spray about two weeks before allergy season begins in earnest.
  • Take an over-the-counter antihistamine or nasal decongestant medication.
  • Use a saline rinse to flush mucus, pollen, and other debris out of your nasal passage.

If avoidance measures and over-the-counter medications aren’t helping, we may suggest a prescription-strength medication or a series of allergy shots.

Many allergy sufferers deal with the same symptoms year after year. But you don’t have to! A provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Waltham can suggest a treatment plan to ease your symptoms and help prevent future attacks.

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