Seasonal Allergy Urgent Care Treatment in Castle Rock
Founders Family Medicine – Be Prepared for Allergy Season
Contact us to schedule an appointment for seasonal allergy treatment services.
What Are Seasonal Allergies?
Allergies impact both children and adults with a variety of symptoms. Allergies, whether seasonal or from another source, are our bodies’ reactions to irritants.
Just like when our immune system responds to bacteria or a virus, it can also respond to harmless elements. The body produces immunoglobulin E, an antibody, that leads to allergy symptoms.
Specifically, seasonal allergies are a response to elements in the environment that occur seasonally, like pollen.
Seasonal Allergy Treatment Options
At Founders Family Medicine, we offer seasonal allergy relief with diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergies. For minimal allergy symptoms, allergy testing usually isn’t needed. However, for severe allergies, your physician may recommend allergy testing to identify the specific cause of your reaction.
Part of good allergy treatment is to avoid or reduce exposure to common triggers. For example, keep windows closed, use a HEPA filter, wear a pollen mask and limit the amount of time spent outside.
Over-the-counter medication often relieves symptoms. Options include decongestants, antihistamines and nasal sprays. For severe allergy symptoms, your doctor may recommend allergy shots.
Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
Seasonal allergy symptoms vary widely. In fact, they can range from very mild to life-threatening symptoms.