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Seasonal Allergy Treatment Near Garrett Park

Are you suffering from seasonal allergies in Garrett Park? Save time and stop in a Fast Track Urgent Care walk-in clinic. Both locations are convenient to Garrett Park. Our clinicians can examine you and get you the allergy treatment you need during our accessible hours—even on evenings and weekends.

Seasonal allergies can make even the healthiest person feel under the weather. Runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itchy throat and nose—all of these symptoms and more can make it hard to enjoy the beautiful spring and summer weather! If you’re at your wit’s end with allergy symptoms, visit a Fast Track Urgent care location near Garrett Park today. Our board-certified doctors and clinicians can determine the most effective ways to minimize the effects of seasonal allergies and give you relief.

Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Not sure if you’ve got allergies or a cold? Season allergy symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Itching or tickling of the nose and throat
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Irritated, red eyes
  • Sinus pressure
  • Coughing

If you have any of the above symptoms AND a fever, body aches, or a sore throat, you most likely have a cold.

What Causes Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies are caused by pollen from grass, trees, and weeds. These pollens get stirred up when spring starts and tend to linger through the summer months. You can try to avoid contact with these pollens by:

  • Keeping windows closed when you are indoors (use air conditioning to keep cool)
  • Staying in when it’s windy outside or pollen counts are high
  • Washing your hair before going to bed to rinse out any pollen
  • Changing clothes and showering after being outdoors

Even if you are able to implement all of these suggestions, you may not be able to completely avoid pollen. Luckily, there are many over-the-counter and prescription allergy treatments available to help treat your allergy symptoms. During your allergy exam at Fast Track, the doctor will review your symptoms and determine the best course of action for you.

Allergy Treatment

Seasonal allergies are most often treated with over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines or decongestants, allergy shots, or other treatments.

  • Antihistamines – Administered in pill form, antihistamines counter the effect of histamines in the body. Histamines react to certain substances by mistakenly treating them as harmful—so when pollen or dust makes you sneeze, that sneeze is your histamines trying to expel the allergen.
  • Decongestants – Taken orally or as a nasal mist, decongestants relieve swelling in the nose.
  • Allergy shots – Also known as immunotherapy, allergy shots help your body build up a tolerance to a targeted allergen.
  • Combination drugs – Some allergy drugs contain a combination of antihistamines and decongestants.
  • Nasal steroid sprays – These sprays reduce nasal inflammation.

Your Fast Track doctor or clinician will ask you questions about your symptoms and day-to-day lifestyle to help decide which seasonal allergy treatment is appropriate for you. You may be given a prescription or an over-the-counter medication.

Walk-in Allergy Treatment and Relief Near Garrett Park

Don’t suffer any longer! Visit one of Fast Track’s Garrett Park-area walk-in clinic locations for allergy treatment. When you don’t have time to visit your doctor or need relief right away, Fast Track is here for you. And you never need to make an appointment!

In addition to seasonal allergy treatment, we also provide summer health care services like: