As fall approaches, allergy season typically ends. It is unusual for allergies to flare up during this time of year; however, we’ve seen a spike this October. The high winds and constant change in weather have prompted allergy flare-ups. A good tip for our allergy patients is to check the pollen count regularly. You can expect that on days with a high pollen count that your allergies will flare, and you may need to take allergy medicine if you don’t do so already. If you’ve never experienced allergies before and find yourself with a runny nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion, cough, or postnasal drip, give us a call. Because COVID-19, the flu and seasonal allergies all have similar symptoms, we recommend getting tested for COVID-19 and the flu prior to having an allergy consultation. Once we can rule out COVID-19, the flu and other respiratory infections, we definitely recommend an allergy consultation. PVMG can do COVID-19 testing, testing for the flu and other respiratory infections and testing for allergies all in-house with same-day results. If your allergy meds don’t seem to be doing the trick and/or you want to make sure your allergies are under control, schedule an allergy follow up today. Allergy patients ideally should be seen by their allergist every three to six months for a follow-up.

We want to continue to remind you that your PVMG providers are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We encourage you to read our latest COVID-19 information and 2021-2022 flu season information. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!