As flowers start to blossom, allergy suffers begin their annual ritual of allergy symptoms.  Over 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal springtime allergies.

Springtime allergies are typically caused by pollen. When pollen particles enter the system of an allergic person, the immune system treats the pollen as it would bacteria, viruses, or other foreign organisms.  This triggers an immune response that can cause symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing.  When pollen counts are high, sufferers are more likely to experience symptoms.

If you find yourself suffering from allergy symptoms in the springtime, you most likely have seasonal allergies.  Make sure to see a doctor.  Your doctor may refer you to an allergist who may treat the symptoms with a variety of medications. These medicines can be antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops and/or steroid nasal sprays.  Some medications include a combination of antihistamine and a decongestant.

If you find yourself suffering from allergy symptoms and want immediate relief, visit AFC Urgent Care Urgent Care in South Plainfield.  We are a walk-in urgent care center that treats most non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.  Patients are seen and treated by board-certified physicians.  Visit us today at 907 Oak Tree Avenue in South Plainfield or call 908-222-3500.