Seasonal Allergies Evaluation and Treatment

Seasonal Allergies Evaluation and Treatment: 

Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies, also known as Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, or simply “allergies,” depending on the case, often include itchy, watery eyes, runny nose (typically clear discharge), and sometimes cough, rash, or a plethora of other symptoms.  Signs of Seasonal Allergies on exam by a physician might reveal abnormal eye, ENT, or lung exam.  

Diagnosis is most often made by a physician while doing a detailed history and exam. Differential diagnosis might include common cold or other viruses, sinus infection, blepharitis, upper respiratory infection, or a number of other infections or inflammatory conditions or other issues with the eyes, ears, nose, throat, or lungs.

Treatment of Seasonal Allergies often includes over the counter medications such as nasal steroids (example Flonase) or oral antihistamines (example Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra).  Other treatments might include oral steroids, such as prednisone.  Nasal rinse, such as Neil Med Sinus Rinse, might prove helpful as well.  Another tip is to avoid allergy precipitants such as pollen or ragweed.  For example, try to stay indoors as much as possible if pollen counts are high in a given day, if you have a pollen specific allergy.  

What Doctor Online Oklahoma can do to help: we will do a Seasonal Allergies evaluation via history and physical exam, provide a diagnosis, and discuss and prescribe potential treatment options.   

This might not be your only resource for Seasonal Allergies Evaluation and Treatment but is meant to provide helpful information and offer how Doctor Online Oklahoma might be able to assist you today.  For more information, see this Seasonal Allergies article.  Also, if interested, then see the Medical Services page for other medical conditions we often treat.  To schedule an appointment with Doctor Online Oklahoma, then please see our Schedule page.  If you have questions, then please visit our Contact page for more. 

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