Spring is a few days away even if it doesn’t feel like it. With spring, comes spring allergies for 35 million Americans.

When pollen enters a person who is allergic to the specific pollen, the immune system responds with a runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and sneezing. High pollen counts can cause worse allergies for those who suffer.

Odds are, if you experience symptoms every year, you may have seasonal allergies. An allergist or your doctor can test to see what you are allergic to.

To alleviate symptoms during this time, use an over-the-counter medicine. Medicines such as antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops, and nasal sprays. If necessary, physicians can prescribe stronger medicines.

If you are seeking immediate relief from seasonal allergies, AFC Urgent Care in Saugus can help. Visit our walk-in center and a board-certified physician can treat you. Visit us today during out extended hours at 371 Broadway (Route 1 South) in Saugus MA or call 781-233-1000.