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Your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Can Help You with Allergy Symptoms

Updated: Jun 14, 2022

Spring is here! This new season brings about many changes across most regions of the United States. While spring brings thoughts of pleasantries, more than half of the US population deals with the start of the Allergy Season.

Understanding Seasonal Allergies

As the weather changes, plants begin to launch their seeds and bloom. As plants bloom, we see an increase in pollen which triggers allergic reactions. When your immune system comes in contact with high levels of allergens, many different allergy symptoms develop, including:

  • Runny nose

  • Watery eyes

  • Coughing

  • Sneezing

  • Throat irritation

  • Increased mucus production

Dealing with Seasonal Allergies

There are several tactics that are effective in reducing allergy symptoms. These include:

  • Getting help with OTC products from your Neighborhood Pharmacist

  • Washing clothing and linens in hot water

  • Wearing a mask over the nose & mouth while dusting and cleaning

Your Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Pharmacist Can Help with your Allergy Symptoms

Our Pharmacists at Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety offer Seasonal Allergy Consultations. These sessions are designed to help identify your allergy triggers and what you can do to allay your symptoms. Some important things to remember as you get ready for your Seasonal Allergy Consultation session are:

  • Make a note of your allergy symptoms

  • Jot down when you experience your allergies the most

  • Where are your allergies being triggered (indoor vs. outdoors)

  • Be mindful that remedies that worked for you last allergy season may need to be changed

You don’t always have to run to your doctor’s office right away – your local pharmacist is here to provide you with the pharmaceuticals and steps to take to help reduce your allergy symptoms!

Click here to schedule a Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety Seasonal Allergy Consultation Session!

Is it COVID-19 or Allergies?

While the numbers of COVID-19 are declining and starting to trend in the right direction, it’s essential to remember COVID is not entirely removed from our lives just yet. Since some COVID symptoms and allergy symptoms do overlap, it’s important to know when to see a healthcare professional.

Unlike allergy sufferers, COVID often presents with fever and body aches. The diagram provided below helps clear up some confusion between COVID-19 and allergies.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, call your local Patton Pharmacy V & S Variety to help discuss how we can help.

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