Could it be Allergies?
Spring is a beautiful time of the year, but it is also a time of seasonal allergies. Each year during spring we see patients walk-in to our click with runny/stuffed noses, cough and watery eyes. Quite often it can be difficult to differentiate between a summer cold or flu and an allergy. As plants and flowers produce pollen, millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies spend the spring months sniffling and sneezing, not knowing that they can be treated and get relief. Some common allergy triggers include: grass/weeds, pollen, mold,smog and insect bites such as dust mites. If you have these symptoms and they seem come and go during different times of the year, we encourage you to give us a visit. At AFC Urgent Care Swampscott, we understand that you want to be able to enjoy the seasons year-round and not suffer from seasonal changes.
What can an Urgent Care Clinic do for your Allergies?
Remember that allergies can range from being life threatening to simply being a nuisance. For example, a severe allergic reaction to nuts or shell-fish can require an immediate visit to the ER. But if your allergy is not life threatening and is becoming an impediment in your enjoyment of life, then you can simply walk into our clinic without any prior appointments to see a physician. Whether your allergy manifests itself as a rash or cold/flu symptoms, our doctors have seen it all and have many tools at their disposal to alleviate your allergy symptoms. These include:
- Nasal sprays and corticosteroids
- Oral cortiscosteroids
- Antihistamines (oral and creams)
- Epinephrine (commonly known as Epi-pen)
Our physicians can examine your situation (type and intensity of the allergic reaction) as well as your medical history to recommend the most beneficial course of action. We understand that not everyone’s allergy is severe enough to warrant a visit to ER and not everyone can wait for an appointment with their family doctor. That’s where we come to help. In addition we accept most insurance plans to ensure your visit is covered and you can get the relief you need.
So don’t delay and suffer any more. Visit our Clinic Today!