Allergy Treatment – East TN

Are you suffering from allergy symptoms that are making you miserable? At AFC Urgent Care, we understand that allergies can strike suddenly and disrupt your daily life. While we don’t offer allergy testing or allergy shots, our urgent care providers can offer you relief from your allergy symptoms and get you feeling better fast.

Woman with seasonal allergies sneezing outside during allergy season in NC

What Are Allergies?

Allergies are a reaction of your body’s immune system to a substance that is normally harmless. These substances, called allergens, can be things like pollen, dust mites, pet dander, certain foods, or insect stings. When you come into contact with an allergen, your immune system overreacts, as if it’s trying to protect you from a dangerous invader. This overreaction is what causes allergy symptoms.

Allergy Symptoms

Most mild allergy symptoms mimic those of the common cold. Some of the most common allergy symptoms we treat include:
⦁ Sneezing
⦁ Runny or stuffy nose
⦁ Itchy, watery eyes
⦁ Skin rash
⦁ Wheezing or coughing
⦁ Nausea or vomiting

When Should I Go to Urgent Care for Allergies?

If your allergies are causing significant discomfort that isn’t improving with over-the-counter medication or your usual regimen, AFC Urgent Care can help. If you experience the following, visit our clinic today.

  • Trouble Breathing: Wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness are worrying signs.
  • Trouble sleeping due to congestion: Lack of sleep can worsen allergy symptoms.
  • Facial swelling or hives that spread rapidly: This could signal a more serious allergic reaction.
  • Eye infections caused by allergies: Constant rubbing and irritation can lead to infections.
  • Skin Reactions: Hives, severe itching, or swelling that spreads quickly can be signs of a more serious allergic reaction.

Allergies in Tennessee

Tennessee’s short winters and rich plant life make it a tough place for seasonal allergy sufferers. Compared to states with more defined seasons, the extended pollen season in Tennessee can make it challenging to find long-term relief from allergy symptoms.

When is Allergy Season in TN?

Tennessee’s allergy season can hit you year-round! Pollen allergies act up in spring, summer, and fall, while indoor allergens can trigger reactions anytime.

Common Allergens in Tennessee

Spring Pollen Allergens:

  • Oak
  • Hickory
  • Birch
  • Maple
  • Cedar
  • Walnut Tree

Summer Pollen Allergens:

  • Bermuda
  • Bent
  • Timothy
  • Sweet Vernal Grass

Fall Pollen Allergens:

  • Ragweed
  • Wormwood