Tell seasonal allergies to stuff it
Schedule an illness/injury visit and get treatment for severe allergy symptoms today!
Seasonal allergies in full bloom?
Ah, springtime. Flowers blooming. Birds singing sweetly. And—if you’re one of the 20 million adults suffering from seasonal allergies—eyes itching, nose running, and sinuses causing you pain and misery. While over-the-counter medications can help ease your pesky symptoms, you may find yourself wondering when you should treat allergies yourself, and when it’s time to seek medical care.
How Zoom can help
Our providers can offer a clear path for preventing and treating your seasonal allergy symptoms. Schedule a same-day, no-wait visit today, and get back to smelling the flowers.
Sick and tired of sneezing and sniffling?
You may want to schedule an illness/injury visit if:
- You have persistent symptoms. Stuffy nose, cough, or watery eyes making it hard to work or sleep? If your symptoms start to interfere with your daily life, consider seeing a doctor.
- You’re not sure what you’re dealing with. Maybe that nagging nose congestionisn’t really a cold. If your symptoms persist longer than ten days, it may be time to solve what's really ailing you.
- Over-the-counter drugs aren’t cutting it anymore. If you’ve tried OTC drugs like Clartin or Zyrtec and still need relief, talk with a doctor about alternative treatments, such as prescription medications.
- You have additional health concerns. Over-the-counter allergy drugs may not be safe for pregnant women, children, or people with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, glaucoma or hyperthyroidism. Always talk to a doctor before you start taking new medications.
Prevention = the best medicine
Not ready to see a provider? Here are a few easy tricks to nip your allergy symptoms in the bud:
Flush it out. Try rinsing your sinuses with a saline irrigation product like a neti pot.
Rinse and repeat. Wash bedding weekly in hot water to reduce allergen build-up.
Watch the forecast. Keep an eye on pollen counts, and stay indoors when necessary.
Keep windows closed. If you’re allergic to pollen, shut the windows and use the air conditioner when pollen counts are high.
Give allergens the boot. Leave your shoes outside to avoid tracking allergens into the home.
Clean up your act. Vacuum and wipe down surfaces regularly to help reduce allergens in your home.