Seasonal Allergy (Allergic Rhinitis) Treatment

Get assessed by your pharmacist for a new prescription to treat Seasonal Allergies.

$39 Per Consultation

Review your symptoms and health history with a pharmacist to receive a new prescription and medication to treat your seasonal allergies, all in one visit.

How a Scripted Visit Works

Requesting a Scripted consultation is easy, your pharmacist is there to help.

Select a treatment and complete a digital self-assessment including medical history, symptoms, medications.

A pharmacist will have an in person consultation with you in the pharmacy.

If appropriate, the pharmacist will issue you a new prescription and fill or administer treatment in the same visit.

What are Seasonal Allergies?

Allergic rhinitis, also called seasonal allergies, is a condition characterized by sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy and runny nose. It is triggered by exposure to certain foreign substances, such as pollen or pet dander. This exposure causes your immune system to produce antibodies, which then cause a reaction when your body comes into contact with those substances.

Why is it important

Allergic rhinitis affects between 10-30% of the population worldwide. The symptoms are very similar to the common cold, so it can often be assessed incorrectly, causing people to take the wrong medications. Furthermore, allergic rhinitis can negatively impact a person’s quality of life if left untreated.

What you should know

Our platform guides pharmacists to review the answers you provide to the Scripted self-assessment questions to decide if you have seasonal allergies that they can treat appropriately.

We use evidence based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to prescribe or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.

Seasonal Allergy FAQ's

Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Common Cold Symptoms

Certain populations have been identified as being at higher risk for having allergic rhinitis, including patients with a family history, male sex, being born during pollen season, being a firstborn, and exposure to indoor allergens, such as dust. Additionally, allergic rhinitis is present more frequently in patients with certain other conditions, including asthma and eczema. 

Allergic rhinitis symptoms can be managed in the following ways:

  • Showering before bed to avoid pollen from getting onto sheets
  • Closing windows during pollen season
  • Changing your clothes when coming inside
  • Using a dryer rather than drying clothes on a clothesline outdoors

 

Additionally, there are many medications available for the management of allergic rhinitis:

  • Nasal saline sprays and irrigations
    • Help with mild symptoms and works by washing allergens out of nasal passages
  • Steroid nasal sprays
    • Most effective maintenance therapy, has minimal side effects, and is the best option for nasal congestion
  • Oral antihistamines
    • Best for itching, sneezing, and runny nose
  • Antihistamine nasal sprays
    • Can help with nasal congestion
  • Combination medications
    • Helpful for patients who do not sufficiently respond to therapy with one agent

Generic Medication Name

Medication Strength

Brand Medication Name

Do I need a prescription?

Budesonide

32 mcg

Rhinocort

Yes

Fluticasone propionate

50 mcg

Flovent, Flonase

No

Fluticasone furoate

27.5 mcg

Avamys

Yes

Mometasone furoate

50 mcg

Nasonex

Yes

Triamcinolone acetonide

55 mcg

Nasacort, Allernaze

No

Flunisolide

0.025%

Nasarel

Yes

Ciclesonide

50 mcg

Omnaris

Yes

Beclomethasone

42 mcg

Beconase

Yes

Can I be seen through Scripted for my Seasonal Allergies?

Most adults with allergic rhinitis can be seen through Scripted for a consultation and prescriptions if necessary. Many allergy medications are sold over the counter, but when they are not enough to help resolve symptoms, a prescription may be necessary. 
Review the eligibility summary below to see if you are a candidate or if you should be seen by a doctor:

Common Season Allergy Symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Itchy nose/eyes

References

  1. DeShazo R, Kemp S. Allergic rhinitis: Clinical manifestations, epidemiology, and diagnosis. In: Post TW, ed. UpToDate. UpToDate; 2021. Accessed August 26, 2021. 
  2. Allergy Statistics. American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. Accessed August 26, 2021. https://www.aaaai.org/About/News/For-Media/Allergy-Statistics
  3. Sexton D, McClain M. The common cold in adults: Diagnosis and clinical features.In: Post TW, ed. UpToDate. UpToDate; 2021. Accessed August 26, 2021. 
  4. Hackensack Meridian Health. Have allergies? 6 Signs you should see a doctor. May 12, 2021. Accessed August 26, 2021. https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2021/05/12/have-allergies-6-signs-you-should-see-a-doctor/
  5. DeShazo R, Kemp S. Pharmacotherapy of allergic rhinitis. In: Post TW, ed. UpToDate. UpToDate; 2021. Accessed August 26, 2021. 



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