Spring is near in Central Florida! With spring, comes many spring allergens. Every year, 35 million Americans suffer from spring allergies.

The cause of these seasonal allergies is the pollen in the air. When pollen enters someone who is allergic to it, this triggers an immune system response. The immune system thinks the pollen is a “bad” object like bacteria or viruses. This causes the symptoms of a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy and watery eyes. The higher the pollen count, the worse the allergies can be.

Florida is warm year round, but the winter months tend to be dryer so there is less allergens in the air. During the spring, many trees and plans produce more pollen which gets in the air.

Most likely, if you have these symptoms in the spring, you most likely have seasonal allergies. Visit a doctor, who may refer to you an allergist who can test for exactly what you’re allergic too. To treat symptoms, you could take an antihistamine, decongestant, eye drops, or a steroidal nasal sprays. You can take many combinations of these or some medicines combine these ingredients such as an antihistamine and decongestant.

If you are seeking immediate relief of seasonal allergies, visit AFC Urgent Care in Clearwater, FL. Our walk-in center doctors can treat you in our state-of-the-art facility. Appointment are never requires and we accept most insurances. Visit us today at 1500 North McMullen Booth Rd in Clearwater FL or call 727-266-1266.