A runny nose or sneezing could very likely be symptoms of summer allergies. Other symptoms may be coughing, watery eyes, or itchy eyes. The most common causes of summer allergies could be pollen, mold, stings from mosquitos or other insects, and less likely poison ivy or sunscreen.

Summer allergies are very common. One in five Americans suffer from it. Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever is the reaction of a person’s immune system to pollen or other outdoor allergens. Other symptoms of allergies could also include a stuffy nose, ear congestion, or itchy throat or ear canal.

During the summer months of June, July and August, the most significant summer allergens in Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Davie and Miramar come from the following trees and weeds: Red Mulberry tree, Paper Mulberry Tree, Carolina Willow, Chapman’s Oak. In addition, the following weeds have significant allergens: Great Ragweed, Annual Ragweed, Russian Thistle, Silverling, Small head Marsh Elder, Florida Pellitory, Chinese Mustard, among others.

Treatment for summer allergies includes over the counter treatments such as antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroid, or nasal sprays. If these don’t work your doctor may recommend a prescription treatment.

Come into AFC Urgent Care Pembroke Pines, located on Flamingo Rd and Sheridan Street and get treated for your allergies seven days a week. We service Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Davie and Miramar.

If your allergies are more severe, or long term in nature, we will put you in contact with some of the leading allergy/immunologists in South Florida. That’s a promise!

Other helpful tips for allergy sufferers include staying indoors with the air-conditioning on if the pollen count is too high, vacuuming frequently and changing air filters.