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Two tips and one surprise about spring allergies

For the more than 50 million allergy sufferers in the US, it may come as no surprise that spring is a peak allergy season. It is when all the trees and grasses come back to life - and that means they are spreading their pollen everywhere. The result? Sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes. Although you probably take antihistamines if you’re an allergy sufferer, we have two tips for you to avoid the worst - and something to watch out for.

  1. Prepare yourself

If you are an allergy sufferer, you know roughly when you see your worst symptoms. In Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches, the highest pollen counts are in late March and April. That means you should have started taking your allergy medicine in the beginning of March.

By taking allergy medicine early, you prepare your body. You prime it with a lot of antihistamines so that when the invaders come (i.e. the pollen), your body already knows that it’s coming and it doesn’t react with anger. In fact, because of the antihistamines, it just doesn’t react - no sneezing, no runny nose, no itchy eyes. The histamine that would have been produced isn’t produced.

Of course, some people cannot take antihistamines. In this case, we recommend you come to our Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches any day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday, and let us find a solution for you.

2. Get up early

Starting early with your allergy medicine isn’t the only thing you should do early. Spring pollen tends to be worst in the late afternoon and evening. That means if you are planning to spend significant amounts of time outside, you should aim for morning hours. Although your antihistamine is effective against pollen, it’s still best to ensure that you’re not overexposing yourself.

And don’t give into the temptation to take a selfie among the blooming flowers! While you may not have a reaction at the time due to your antihistamine, you’ll get the pollen on your clothes and hair, and you’re sure to have a reaction when the medicine wears off.

3. Watch out for asthma

In some cases, the allergy response moves south into your lungs and chest, giving rise to symptoms more typical of asthma: shortness of breath, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. If you are an allergy sufferer and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s high time to pop in to our urgent care in Lake Worth to get your symptoms checked out and get some relief.

Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches - Urgent Care Wellington and Lake Worth

Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches has three locations to serve you. Our location on Forest Hill Boulevard in West Palm Beach is easy to access from Lake Worth and Wellington. We are open seven days a week to serve you better. If you are experiencing unbearable allergy symptoms and you think your antihistamine isn’t serving you well anymore, walk in to our urgent care in Lake Worth without an appointment and let’s find a better solution together.

Job searching is the worst - sending out all those applications, waiting to hear back, and surviving your interview. By the time you get the job, you think you have the worst behind you - until you see the pre-employment checklist. A physical. A drug test. Safety training. Endless meetings and forms forms forms! Why do you have to do it? And how can you get them done as easily as possible? Today’s article will tell you.


Why do we do physicals, drug screening and all that?


Pre-employment physicals protect both you and the employer. First of all, they make sure that you’re not sick when you’re starting your job, that you aren’t suffering from any unmanaged chronic problems, like high blood pressure or diabetes, and that you are prepared to hit the ground running on your first day of work. They ask about your health history, any surgeries, any symptoms you’re having - like persistent cough or back pain - and then review your job tasks to make sure what you’re doing isn’t going to aggravate your symptoms.


Drug screening is mostly for the employer. You know if you’ve used illicit drugs; they don’t. But if you are operating heavy machinery - in a factory or as a driver - you absolutely cannot be under the influence. Employers like drug testing to weed out applicants who may cause them problems in the future.


Finally, safety training is for you - to make sure you stay safe on the job. You’ll review your worksite evacuation plan, important safety tips, and the company’s approach to safety. By knowing this, you’ll know what to do in an emergency - and what to do if you get injured on the job.


It can seem like a lot, but it’s important to start strong.


How can you get it done without hassle?


Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches partners with employers to provide occupational medicine and worker’s compensation services for new and existing employees.


Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches makes it easy to get your drug screening in Palm Beach. We have three locations in the Palm Beaches and we are open 7 days a week so you can come when you have time. Bring in the form from your employer and we can not only sort out your employment physical but do drug testing in West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach or Wellington. You don’t need an appointment or insurance to get your drug screen and physical done.

Read more about drug screening in Palm Beach at Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches or check out our previous article: Things you should know about pre-employment drug testing in West Palm Beach.

This article was written on behalf of the practice by RedCastle Services. RedCastle specializes in Online Marketing for Doctors, including Medical SEO, SEO for doctors, and Medical Website Design. Contact RedCastle Services today to find out how we can help your practice increase its number of online patient referrals.


North Palm Beach / Palm Beach Gardens Clinic Location:

11951 US Highway 1 Suite 108,
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
(561) 429-6109

West Palm Beach / Palm Beach Clinic Location:

5818 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 429-4779

Palm Springs / Forest Hill Blvd Clinic Location:

3537 Forest Hill Boulevard,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 328-8433
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