Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

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.

  • Sneezing

  • Runny Nose

  • Sinus Congestion or Stuffy Nose

  • Post-Nasal Drip

  • Watery or Itchy Eyes

  • Irritated or Itchy Skin

  • Asthma Attack or Wheezing

  • Headache

  • Coughing

  • Shortness of Breath

  • Allergic Reaction

When to See a Doctor for Seasonal Allergies?

Most mild allergy symptoms do not require professional medical care. However, for persistent symptoms that interrupt your daily life, a physician can provide helpful treatment solutions.

If you experience major symptoms or asthma symptoms, seek medical treatment to get your symptoms under control. Also, if your seasonal allergies lead to a sinus infection, schedule an appointment to consult with a healthcare provider.

What Seasonal Allergy Symptoms Are Treatable at Urgent Care?

If you aren’t sure of the cause of your symptoms, our urgent care team can help you find the right diagnosis. Seasonal allergy symptoms mimic other conditions, like the common cold or even COVID-19. Urgent care provides peace of mind.

We can treat most seasonal allergy symptoms to help you restore comfort and find relief.

Common Seasonal Allergy Triggers in Colorado

In Colorado, many seasonal plants and elements impact allergies. The irritants vary by season.

  • Tree allergies, including cottonwood, aspen, juniper, birch and more

  • Ragweed

  • Tumbleweed

  • Sagebrush

  • Grass pollen, which commonly trigger hay fever

  • And more

Common indoor allergies include mold, dust mites, and pet dander.

Seasonal Allergy Treatment for Children and Adults

Founders Family Medicine provides skilled allergy care for patients of all ages. Our experienced healthcare team offers compassionate care to address your concerns. We believe family medicine helps develop a relationship with your healthcare provider to manage issues, like seasonal allergies, more closely.

Urgent care is a better option than visiting the emergency room where you face long wait times and more expensive care. Instead, visit your local urgent care for a personal approach and quality care.

Contact us to schedule an appointment at our clinic or a telehealth visit.