Now open: Buckley Pharmacy Allergy Clinic
By Buckley Pharmacy
/ Published October 02, 2015
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Puffy watery eyes, unbearable nasal symptoms, itchy throat? Sounds like you need some relief! Buckley Air Force Base is here for you! Your Buckley Pharmacy is opening their very own pharmacy allergy clinic to help you get relief.
Allergies can affect your eyes, nose, throat and even your skin. What causes allergies? It can be almost anything! It depends on what your body considers an allergen. Allergens are harmless substances that your body sees as a threat. When your body detects these allergens, it creates histamines that try to fight it. Some common causes of allergies are dust mites, pet dander, pollen, peanuts and seafood.
How do you know if you have allergies or a cold since some of the symptoms can be similar? The main factor is how long you have had the symptoms.
A cold can last anywhere from 3-14 days, while allergies can last from days to months. A cold typically occurs in the winter time, while allergies can happen any time of the year. Symptoms from a cold occur a few days after infection with a virus, while allergy sufferers experience symptoms immediately after coming into contact with allergy triggers. Some of the common symptoms of a cold include coughing, aches, fatigue, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. Common allergy symptoms include cough, fatigue, itchy or watery eyes, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose.
So what can you do? The main thing you can do to really help your allergies is find out what is causing it. If you can avoid the allergen, then your allergies will be resolved. This is not as easy for some people because pollen is in the air and dust mites hide everywhere. So what options are available to you if you cannot avoid the allergen? Take over the counter antihistamines, schedule a primary care manager appointment or visit your local Buckley Pharmacy Allergy Clinic.
To make an appointment with the pharmacy allergy clinic, call the appointment line at 720-847-WELL (9355). You will be given an appointment window of no more than 20 minutes to see a clinical pharmacist. Appointment days and times are limited to Tuesdays from 8-11 a.m. and Thursdays from 1-4:40 p.m.