How To Treat Seasonal Allergies
By Landon Preece
Mar 24, 2017
Updated Nov 17, 2023
5 min read
Treatment principles start with avoidance of the allergen if possible. This is the safest and best practice but if this isn’t possible, there are many remedies available.
Once you have tried any combination of over the counter treatments for a few weeks, then consider seeing your family medicine provider if you are not seeing good results. They will be able to walk you through your treatment plan and possibly add on a prescription medicine called Singulair that can bring your allergies under control. There are also antihistamine nasal sprays, eye drops, and other options available.
Occasionally allergies are so severe that over the counter medications and prescriptions aren’t enough for relief. In this case, your family medicine provider may refer you on to an allergy specialist for immunotherapy or “allergy shots”. This is when they will test you for which allergens cause your allergies and then give you injections to help your immune system get used to the allergen.
If you have any questions, feel free to come visit with one of our family medicine providers for more guidance!