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Seasonal allergies treatment - Online visit

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How do you know if you have seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or intermittent allergies, are typically triggered by outdoor allergens like pollen. And you can generally predict when your allergies will flare up from year to year, like in the spring and fall.

In contrast, persistent or perennial allergy symptoms are often triggered by a constant in your environment, like dust mites, mold spores, or pet dander in the home.

Both hay fever and persistent allergies are types of allergic rhinitis (AR).

What are the common symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

When your body has an overactive immune response to common environmental allergens like pollen or dust mites, you may experience the following symptoms:
• Runny nose with watery discharge
• Sneezing
• Nasal congestion
• Itchy eyes or nose
• Postnasal drip

Common allergic rhinitis medications

Your clinician will determine which (if any) allergy treatment is medically appropriate for you based on your symptoms and health history. They won’t prescribe oral steroids, immunotherapy, or oral vasoconstrictors like pseudoephedrine. If you're prescribed medication, pick it up at a pharmacy of your choice. Choose Amazon Pharmacy for free delivery and transparent Prime pricing.
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Allergy nasal sprays
Steroid (glucocorticoid) nasal sprays and H1 antihistamine nasal sprays are available over-the-counter (OTC)
Azelastine (Astelin, Astepro)
Azelastine-fluticasone (Dymista)
Budesonide (Rhinocort)
Ciclesonide (Omnaris)
Fluticasone propionate (Flonase)
Mometasone furoate (Nasonex)
Olopatadine (Patanase)
Triamcinolone acetonide
(Nasacort)
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Leukotriene modifier
Prescription asthma medication that’s also FDA-approved to treat seasonal and perennial AR symptoms
Montelukast (Singulair)
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Allergy eye drops
Allergy eye symptoms (allergic conjunctivitis) can be treated with antihistamine eye drops
Alcaftadine (Lastacaft)
Azelastine hydrochloride (Optivar)
Ketotifen (Alaway, Zaditor)
Olopatadine (Pataday)
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Oral antihistamines
Antihistamines work by blocking a chemical called histamine, which is produced by the immune system during allergic reactions
Cetirizine hydrochloride (Zyrtec)
Desloratadine (Clarinex)
Fexofenadine (Allegra)
Levocetirizine (Xyzal)
Loratadine (Claritin)
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How it works
Treatment for ages 18-64
Answer some questions
We'll ask some questions about your symptoms, health history, and what you're looking for.
Connect with a clinician
Choose from multiple online providers and between video or message-only (if available in your state).
Get a treatment plan and medication, if prescribed
Your clinician will determine what's medically appropriate for you and send any prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice.
Follow up for 14 days
You'll have unlimited messaging with your clinician for 14 days after you receive your treatment plan. Ask questions about your treatment, or change or adjust your medication.
Multiple online clinics to choose from
Amazon Clinic partners with online clinics to deliver treatment. All partners have U.S.-licensed clinicians and adhere to strict regulatory standards.
Compare prices, response times, and available treatments to pick the online clinic that works best for you.

Conditions that can have similar symptoms

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Cough, cold, flu, and strep throat

If your symptoms came on gradually and you have cold symptoms like body aches, you might have an upper respiratory infection.
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Sinus infection (sinusitis)

If you have nasal congestion, facial pain, and a headache, you might have sinusitis.

Frequently asked questions

Is this visit right for me?
This visit may be right for you if:
• Your eyes, nose, and throat are itchy

• You’re sneezing a lot

• Your nose is runny

• You're not having a severe allergic reaction that includes a rash or swollen lips or tongue

• You’re not pregnant
Can I still go outside if I have seasonal allergies?
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) recommends taking the following steps to manage seasonal allergy symptoms:
• Track your local pollen count. You can do this through the National Allergy Bureau's online database.

• Keep your home and car windows closed during allergy seasons, when tree, grass, or ragweed pollen counts are highest

• Anticipate the times when pollen is more likely to trigger allergy symptoms, like spring and summer evenings, or mornings in late summer and early fall

• Take appropriate medication before you do outdoor activities

• Shower and change your clothes after outdoor activities
You can also work with an allergist to help you find the precise source of your symptoms.
What type of allergies do I have?
Allergic rhinitis can be classified in several different ways:

By frequency
Intermittent or seasonal allergies/hay fever. You have allergy symptoms fewer than 4 days/week or for less than 4 weeks at a time. You can predict when your allergies will flare up from year to year. Symptoms are typically triggered by outdoor allergens like pollen.

Persistent or perennial allergies. You have allergy symptoms more than 4 days/week or for more than 4 weeks at a time. These allergies are often triggered by a constant in your environment, like dust mites, mold spores, or pet dander in the home. You can also experience persistent allergy symptoms that get worse at certain times of year.
By severity
Moderate-severe allergies. You experience at least one of the following:
1. Sleep disturbance

2. Interference in school or work

3. Interference in leisure or sports activities

4. "Troublesome" symptoms
• Mild allergies. You don't experience any of the 4 moderate-severe criteria
When are seasonal allergies most common?
Peak pollen periods for trees, grasses, and weeds can vary depending on where you live. But in general, hay fever symptoms are usually triggered in the spring and fall.

If you have seasonal allergies, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) recommends consulting the National Allergy Bureau's online database to track your local pollen count.
Are people with allergies more likely to experience other autoimmune disorders?
Allergic rhinitis, asthma, and eczema (atopic dermatitis) are all atopic diseases, meaning they're caused by an exaggerated and inappropriate immune response to a perceived threat. Essentially, your body's immune system recognizes a harmless substance (an antigen) as an enemy and launches a counterattack, leading to inflammation.
Allergic rhinitis (AR): nasal inflammation caused by sensitization to aeroallergens

• Asthma: bronchoconstriction caused by hyperresponsive airways

Eczema: skin inflammation caused by dysregulation of the skin's barrier function
These 3 conditions are often linked across the lifespan, with childhood eczema sometimes leading to allergic rhinitis and asthma in a process called the atopic march.
• Up to 80% of children with asthma are later diagnosed with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis

• Up to 40% of people with allergic rhinitis also have asthma

• Up to 50% of people with asthma also have allergic rhinitis
There's no clear consensus on what causes these atopic diseases, though experts know that our environment is at least partially responsible. Factors like diet, hygiene, infections, and air pollution have all been implicated in the atopic triad.
What types of visit can I have?
Video visits are available in all 50 states and D.C. Message-only visits are available in 34 states. To see your visit options, first choose your state.
Can I use my health insurance to pay for a visit and/or medication?
Amazon Clinic doesn't accept health insurance for visits at this time. You can submit a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement, but we can’t guarantee they’ll reimburse you.

If you normally use insurance to pay for your medications, you can do that with medications prescribed through Amazon Clinic. Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. For other pharmacies, please talk with your pharmacy directly about insurance coverage. The cost of medication isn’t included in the cost of your visit.
How does Amazon Clinic protect my health information?
Amazon Clinic protects your health information by strictly following the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA governs what Amazon Clinic and your healthcare providers can do with your medical information, as well as your contact and payment information. Amazon Clinic doesn’t and will never sell your personal information. Learn more on our privacy page.
Sources
1. ACAAI Public Website. (2014). ACAAI Public Website. https://acaai.org/
2. Hill, D. A., & Spergel, J. M. (2018). The atopic march: Critical evidence and clinical relevance. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 120(2), 131–137. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5806141/
3. Linton, S., Hossenbaccus, L., & Ellis, A. K. (2023). Evidence-based use of antihistamines for treatment of allergic conditions. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 131(4), 412–420.Retrieved from https://www.annallergy.org/article/S1081-1206(23)00524-0/fulltext