Beat Seasonal Allergies with BestCare now
With the changing seasons come recurring medical conditions like allergies require urgent care. BestCare Now is here to help with immediate 7 day a week medical care for non-life threatening conditions.
BestCare Now has a seasoned team of experienced caregivers that are not just familiar with the seasonal symptoms you might experience but how to deliver the BEST care to you when you need it most. Most BestCare Now patients are in and out of our clinic in 45 minutes or less and with the right medication and a good treatment plan to minimize the impacts of the everyday seasonal ailments.
IMMEDIATE CARE FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES
An allergy is an abnormal sensitivity or reaction of the immune system to a substance or stimulant. This substance is the allergen and while most people have no symptoms, others may have a more severe reaction. The most common allergens are pollen, pet dander, insect venom, dust, mold, food and drugs. When your body’s immune system responds to the allergen it creates allergic symptoms. Major symptoms reported include sneezing, itching, watery eyes, runny notes or swelling. This reaction is more generally called hay fever.
Many believe allergies are largely genetic so if your parents have them it is likely you will too. Children with allergies have a higher likelihood of developing asthma. Managing allergies can help avoid more serious asthma like conditions.
Allergies and hay fever are widespread and prevalent in pollen producing areas like Atlanta Georgia. The Centers for Disease control (CDC) has gathered statistics on these conditions. In the US over the last 12 months it is believed that, more than…
- 19.1M adults were diagnosed with hay fever or 8% of the population
- 6.1M children or 8.4% of the population with hay fever
- 7.4M children with reported respiratory allergies or 10% of the population
- 4.0M children with reported food allergies or 5.4% of the population
- 8.5M children with skin allergies or 11.6% of the population
To learn more about these allergy FAQs, please visit the CDC.
Treatments for allergies include avoidance of allergens, medications and allergy shots. If untreated, allergies can be the underlying cause of frequent sinus, ear and upper and lower respiratory infections. They can also go on and be a leading cause of asthma.
Why BestCare Now
At BestCare Now we can help manage the symptoms and your allergic reaction and get you comfortable. BestCare Now patients who require on-going long-term allergy management may be referred to one of our partners specializing in Allergy & Asthma.
Wondering what the current outdoor allergy counts are? No need to look further, here is the live allergy tracker provided by weather.com