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Allergy Risk Changes With The Seasons

Spring Allergies are Nothing to Sneeze At.

The season you were born could be the reason why you’re allergic to freshly cut grass or dust mites.

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 30% of adults and 40% of children live with allergies.

It can be challenging to tell the difference between a cold and an allergy. At ProHEALTH Urgent Cares, patients benefit from access to highly skilled physicians and clinical staff who provide allergy and cold treatment.

We are proud to announce our newest locations in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at 833 Manhattan Avenue and Glen Oaks, Queens on 259-25 Union Turnpike.

There are 24 locations open right now in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Staten Island. Go to or call 888-500-5656 for the location nearest you. And just walk in for cold and allergy relief.

4 Ways to Control Exposure to Allergies

1 Wear Shades – Wear oversized sunglasses to block airborne pollen from entering your eyes and eye lids that will cause redness, irritated and watery eyes.

2 Don’t Line Dry – Avoid line drying your clothes, especially bed linens, on a high-pollen day outdoors.

3 Work Out Indoors – Exercise indoors on very high-pollen days, especially if you’re sensitive to seasonal pollen in the air.

4 Know The Pollen Count – Pollen levels are usually highest on warm, dry, and windy days, so watch your local weather reports to identify days with higher allergy numbers.

Winter Health Tips

When it starts to snow and the pavement outside starts getting icy and slippery, it is very important to take caution when going outside. Take baby steps in areas that might be really slippery, falling and hurting your back can and will be painful. Remember to take extra caution when going out in the snow, and if you do happen to fall and hurt yourself; go to your nearest ProHealth Urgent Care Center. We will be more than happy to help you get back on your feet.

1 SHOVELING SNOW Risk: Back injury, heart attack, muscle strain, slips and falls

Tip: Shovel a little at a time, pace yourself and frequently hydrate.

2 FROSTBITE Risk: Exposed skin like the nose, cheeks, ears, lips, and fingers are most vulnerable

Tip: Be prepared for sudden temperature changes by keeping gloves, scarf and hat in the car or on your person. If skin becomes red, numb or irritated seek medical care.

3 FALLS Risk: Back injury, wrist and head injuries.

Tip: Wear the right shoes, be aware of icy sidewalks and driveways, keep arms free to brace yourself for a fall. Take baby steps in dangerous areas and use your whole foot to walk. Avoid walking quickly with your heel hitting the pavement first. If you take a tumble, get up slowly.

When you suspect a back injury go to a ProHEALTH Urgent Care doctor for an evaluation. We’re here whenever you need us.