When we think of seasonal allergies, we usually think of spring and fall. But the joke’s on us, since we’re still experiencing allergy symptoms in the middle of this Tennessee summer!

Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville offers some perspective about allergies and how to keep them at bay.

When Is Allergy Season?

It seems that every month has some type of allergy working in full force. For instance, ragweed releases pollen in the summer and fall, while dust mites can occur year-round.

But the good news is: Even though there are allergens around year-round, you can take steps to limit your allergic reactions.

How to Prevent Allergic Reactions

  • Avoid your allergens.
  • Take your medicines as prescribed.
  • Keep epinephrine with you at all times, if prescribed to you.
  • Keep a diary of allergic reactions and when you’re most impacted.
  • Shower when coming indoors after time spent outside.

Why Do Allergies Seem to Stay Around So Long?

Well, that’s partially answered in the first section. We are constantly being exposed to allergens, particularly when everything is budded out and beautiful, as is the case in a Tennessee summer.

So unless you’re taking the proactive steps listed in our first section, you may find yourself experiencing allergy symptoms frequently throughout the year.

Allergy Symptoms

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Mouth
  • Throat itchiness
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing

Are your allergy symptoms getting the best of your days? Visit AFC Urgent Care Knoxville today for an evaluation.