Free allergy screenings at Sam’s Club on Saturday.Posted by Donna Freedman on Mar 7, 2013 | 2 comments
When I was a kid I felt sorry for people with “hay fever,” the catch-all name for seasonal allergies. Those greatly magnified images of pollen on the Contac commercials gave me the creeps: Imagine all that pointy-edged stuff digging its way into your nose and eyes! (It didn’t occur to me that I’d inhaled the same li’l monsters.)
A few years ago I discovered that you can develop seasonal allergies after childhood. Lucky me.
So if you’ve noticed sniffles, itchy eyes and raw throat in the springtime but figured it was just an end-of-winter cold you couldn’t shake, you might have developed allergies as well. You can find out for free on Saturday, March 9 if you live near a Sam’s Club with a pharmacy.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., both members and non-members take advantage of:
- Allergy screening/blood test for wheat, ragweed, mountain cedar, Bermuda grass, timothy grass, milk, eggs, cat dander, mold and dust mites.
- Blood pressure readings
- Vision testing
- Body mass index screening
If you test positive for seasonal allergies you can discuss treatment options with a Sam’s Club pharmacist. And who knows: Maybe you’re allergic to the milk you splash on your morning Wheaties, or to that cereal’s main ingredient. Knowledge is power.
Even if your sensitivity to cats or Bermuda grass were established in childhood, it wouldn’t hurt to check again: It’s possible to outgrow allergies. Of course, that would ruin your excuse as to why you can’t share the lawn-mowing chores or cuddle with your girlfriend’s Siamese.