According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 25 percent of adults in the United States experience seasonal allergies each year. While it may be possible for some people to outgrow seasonal allergies, other people may need to rely on professional care to get their symptoms under control. If you’re expecting to suffer from seasonal allergies this spring, visit the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for affordable and accessible seasonal allergy treatment – seven days a week.
What Are Seasonal Allergies?
Simply put, allergies are the body’s reaction to the presence of an allergen in the body. Seasonal allergies refer to the naturally occurring “proteins” that can elicit a reaction at certain times of the year– like pollen in the spring. There are a wide range of allergens that can trigger symptoms, including pollen, mold, dust, grass, and pet dander. Seasonal allergies are very common, and can affect any person at any point in their life. Reactions to these allergens can range from mild to severe, but typically cause uncomfortable symptoms that can significantly impact your quality of life.
Common seasonal allergy symptoms include:
- Itchy and watery eyes
Can You Outgrow Seasonal Allergies?
The short answer is yes– it is possible for someone to outgrow their seasonal allergies. However, the ability to outgrow seasonal allergy depends on a few factors. Research has shown that many people tend to outgrow allergies as they age (if they’ve been diagnosed with allergies at a young age). As we grow older, it’s common for the immune system to become less sensitive to allergens overtime. Additionally, when seasonal allergies are diagnosed earlier, it’s probable that treatment methods have been followed for a longer period of time.
However, seasonal allergies can affect people at any age. There are instances where individuals may continue to experience seasonal allergies into their adult age. Outgrowing an allergy can depend on genetics, medical history, underlying health conditions, and exposure to the specific allergen.
Managing and Treating Seasonal Allergies
There are a few methods to manage and treat seasonal allergies and help you get much needed relief. The first step in making sure you are properly managing your seasonal allergies is to visit a medical professional and receive a medical diagnosis. A provider can help determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and make recommendations on avoiding exposure to your allergen trigger. Lifestyle changes are a big part of preventing seasonal allergies.
Additionally, further treatment may be necessary for some people. Treating seasonal allergies typically involves prescribed medications, lotions, or ointments. In some cases, immunotherapy can also be effective in the treatment process.
Visit AFC Urgent Care Short Hills for Seasonal Allergy Care
Get your seasonal allergies under control with AFC Urgent Care Short Hills. The clinic is open seven days a week and offers treatment on a walk-in basis. While not everyone will outgrow their seasonal allergies, there are methods to reduce symptoms and help you feel better! We accept most major insurances and provide affordable pricing for all self-paying patients. Visit our center today to get started on your seasonal allergy treatment plan. If you have any additional questions on seasonal allergies, call us directly at (973) 671-5350.