Stay Healthy and Injury Free This Spring Season

Dr. Avery Browne is the Medical Director of Doctors Urgent Care Centers in West Orange and South Plainfield. Credits: Doctors Express

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The spring months bring warmer weather and increased opportunity for outdoor activities. To help stay healthy and injury-free this season, Doctors Express of West Orange offers the following information and tips.

Allergies: As flowers start to blossom, those suffering from seasonal allergies begin their annual ritual of allergy symptoms. Over 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal springtime allergies. Springtime allergies are typically caused by pollen. When pollen particles enter the system of an allergic person, the immune system treats the pollen as it would bacteria, viruses, or other foreign organisms. This triggers an immune response that can cause symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing.

When pollen counts are high, sufferers are more likely to experience symptoms. If you find yourself suffering from allergy symptoms in the springtime, you most likely have seasonal allergies. Make sure to see a doctor. Your doctor may refer you to an allergist who can treat the symptoms with a variety of medications. These medicines can be antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops, and/or steroid nasal sprays. Some medications include a combination of antihistamine and a decongestant.

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Sports Injuries: With the warmer weather, we may feel energized to participate in the outdoor sports we love.  Before rushing out there, be sure to protect yourself by following the tips offered by Doctors Express Urgent Care:

  • Get a physical.
  • Stretch. A 10-minute jog and light stretching will prevent tearing of the muscles.
  • Hydrate. Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.
  • Diet. Always eat breakfast and don’t eat a heavy meal less than 3 hours before participating in a sport.

Strep throat is a common and contagious infection caused by Group A streptococcus bacteria. Although it can affect anyone; it is especially common among children. Strep throat is usually treated with an antibiotic. If one is prescribed to you, make sure to always finish the medication. To alleviate symptoms in the meantime, a pain reliever or Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) can reduce swelling and relieve pain.

Doctors Express Urgent Care in West Orange can diagnose and treat illnesses such as strep throat and assist with sports related injuries and seasonal allergies. Our state-of-the-art facility is open extended hours (including nights and weekends), walk-ins are welcome, most insurance plans are accepted, and we offer a full suite of in-house services that includes digital x-rays and lab testing. All patients are treated by board-certified physicians and our wait times are comparatively short. Visit us at 464 Eagle Rock Avenue (across from Whole Foods) in West Orange or call us at 973-669-5900.



 Doctors Express, a leading national urgent care provider, opened its newest state-of-the-art facility in March to serve local residents and businesses. We are located in West Orange at 464 Eagle Rock Avenue next to Team Capitol Bank.

 Doctors Express provides quality, convenient, and affordable medical care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries ranging from cuts and bruises, sprains to fractures, and coughs to colds and much more. Travel vaccinations, flu shots, sports and camp physicals are also available as well as DOT and pre-employment physicals and alcohol/drug testing. Appointments and referrals are not required with prompt care offered on an extended-hours basis, seven days a week.

Doctors Express is open weekdays from 8am-8pm and weekends from 8am-5pm. Doctors Express accepts most insurance plans and provides a comprehensive suite of medical services including digital x-rays, on-site laboratories, and prescription medicine dispensation. Patients are always treated by licensed and board-certified physicians who are passionate about the practice of medicine. Doctors Express emphasizes respect and compassion and strives to provide the highest quality medical care in a convenient manner.

For more information please call us at 973-669-5900 or visit our website at:

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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