Can I Go to Urgent Care for Allergies? Here’s What To Know

A woman outside on a fall day blows her nose with a tissue.

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisper, many people eagerly anticipate the arrival of fall. However, this season can bring discomfort and frustration for those who suffer from fall allergies. 

If you or a loved one are struggling with seasonal allergies, we are here to help. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore what fall allergies are, what causes them, and, most importantly, whether you can seek help at urgent care for allergy relief. 

Plus, we’ll delve into the possibility of receiving allergy shots at an urgent care facility.

Continue reading to learn more. 

What Are Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, occur when the immune system overreacts to allergens like pollen, mold spores, or dust mites. 

Symptoms can include

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Throat irritation. 

What Causes Fall Allergies?

Fall allergies are triggered explicitly by allergens that are prevalent during the autumn months.

Seasonal allergies are primarily triggered by three main culprits

  1. Ragweed
    Ragweed is one of the most common triggers of fall allergies. Its pollen is released into the air from late summer through early fall, causing allergic reactions in many individuals.
  2. Mold Spores
    Wet, decaying leaves and damp outdoor areas create an ideal environment for mold growth. Mold spores become airborne and can exacerbate allergies during the fall season.
  3. Dust Mites
    While dust mites are present year-round, indoor allergen exposure can worsen in the fall as people spend more time indoors with closed windows and heating systems that can circulate allergens.

How to Treat Seasonal Allergies

Before allergy treatment can be administered, understanding the root cause of your symptoms is essential. 

Managing fall allergies often involves a combination of the following

  • Minimizing exposure to allergens by keeping windows closed, using air purifiers, and regularly cleaning your home.
  • Using over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal corticosteroids to alleviate allergy symptoms.
  • Seeking help from an allergist for stronger prescription medications or immunotherapy.

Can I Go to Urgent Care for Allergies?

If you or a loved one are experiencing unrelenting allergy symptoms, we recommend visiting an urgent care for treatment and near immediate relief. 

Our urgent care providers can evaluate your condition, recommend appropriate medications, and offer guidance on managing allergy symptoms effectively throughout the fall and winter months. 

Can I Get an Allergy Shot at Urgent Care?

Urgent care facilities typically do not administer allergy shots. 

Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, require a more specialized approach and are typically provided by allergists or immunology specialists. If you would benefit from allergy shots, we recommend consulting with an allergist who can create a personalized treatment plan.

For immediate allergy relief, urgent care should be your first stop. We will refer you to an allergist after diagnosis and prompt treatment. 

Visit Amory Urgent Care for Allergies 

Don’t let fall allergies keep you from enjoying the beauty of the season. 

If your allergies are causing significant discomfort, consider visiting Amory Urgent Care for prompt evaluation and relief. 

Our experienced healthcare providers are here to help you find relief from fall allergy symptoms and get back to enjoying this wonderful time of year.

We are open seven days a week with no appointments necessary. Simply walk in today to get treated for fall allergies.