If you’ve lived here long, it is probably no surprise to you that the Asthma and Allergy Foundation lists Knoxville as one of the worst cities for allergies.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville doesn’t want our community to fall victim to spring allergies anymore, which is why we are offering tips on how to conquer the allergy season once and for all!

Survive Allergy Season

We’ve waited what feels like years for warmer weather to finally appear. But once it does, we’ll have the lovely allergy season rearing its ugly head. That doesn’t mean you’re stuck inside, though.

Let’s take a look at some ways you can be sure to survive the allergy season this spring.

First, you want to talk to one of our knowledgeable physicians who can help determine what medications might help you find relief from your symptoms.

For instance, while an oral antihistamine might work best for you, an antihistamine in a nasal spray form might be better for a loved one. While there are OTC options, if your allergies are severe, your doctor may recommend a prescription medication.

Second, if you want to try and skip taking allergy medications, you can try a saline nasal rinse like a neti pot to help soothe nasal membranes or gargling with salt water to help ease a scratchy throat to find relief the natural way.

Third, you want to check out the local pollen count on a regular basis to note when higher pollen count days are expected. That way you can plan out the best days to run errands, garden or exercise outdoors, as well as the days you should probably remain inside.

Finally, there are things you can do at home to help ease allergy symptoms this spring, too. For instance, keep the windows and doors closed as much as possible so that you are not allowing the pollen particles to fly in and wreak havoc.

Also, as soon as you come home for the day, take your shoes off outside and take a shower. Washing the pollen off your hair and body, as well as changing your clothes, can help prevent outdoor allergens from making their way inside.

Don’t Let Your Allergies Make You Miss the Knoxville Area Fun!

Do you really want to be stuck inside feeling miserable when you can combat your allergies and enjoy the Big Ears Festival, starting on March 22? We’re guessing the answer is no! With the lineup of musicians and activities happening throughout the festival, it is certainly an event you won’t want to miss!

Are you a runner? Enjoy time outdoors and put your marathon training to the test at the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, happening on March 25!

Are you over your scratchy throat, watery eyes and itchy nose? Then, visit AFC Urgent Care Knoxvilletoday to learn how you can combat your spring allergies once and for all!