Allergies

Helping You Regain Control And Finding Relief

The Impact of Allergies On Your Daily Life

Are the seasonal changes triggering your allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes? At Family Urgent Care, we understand the struggle faced by patients in managing their allergies. 

Whether it’s the rise of cold and flu or pollen swirling through the air, allergies can turn your simple day-to-day tasks into overwhelming obstacles. 

It’s time to take control of your allergies and complete your daily tasks without getting distracted by your allergic symptoms. 

With our expert team of healthcare professionals, we’re here to provide you with the answers and personal care you need to manage your allergy. From accurate allergy testing to personalized treatment plans, we’re dedicated to helping you control your allergy like a pro!

Let’s Learn About Allergies!

Allergies are your body’s reaction to an unknown substance that invades into your body’s normal function. These substances (called allergens) can include pollen, certain foods, insect stings, dust particles, etc. 

Allergies generally produce mild symptoms but can be fatal if they are not treated or controlled. However, you can control your allergy using preventive measures and appropriate medications. 

Some common allergy symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, itchy skin, raised rash or skin blebs, watery eyes, nasal congestion or tingling sensations on the whole body. Nonetheless, these symptoms may vary from person to person, depending on your allergy type.

What Causes An Allergic Reaction?

Allergies might be triggered due to:

  • Certain foods include peanuts (common), wheat, soy, eggs, milk, tree nuts, and fish. 
  • Insect stings from a bee or wasp. 
  • Airborne allergies can be from pollen, dust, animal dander, dust mites, or molds. 
  • Certain medications such as Penicillin or sulfur-containing drugs, can also cause allergies. 

What Are The Different Types of Allergies?

Allergic Rhinitis:

Rhinitis is caused by indoor or outdoor allergens and can cause swelling and inflammation of nasal passages, congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes.

Food Allergies: 

Some people are allergic to certain foods such as peanuts, milk, soy, etc. Food allergies can cause anaphylaxis, which can be mild to life-threatening.

Insects: 

Allergies developed by the sting of certain insects cause anaphylaxis (a severe form of allergic reaction) and are one of the most dangerous types of allergy if not treated immediately.

Pollen or Dust Mites: 

Pollen causes seasonal and mild allergies with a runny nose or nasal stuffiness. Dust mites on pillows or carpets can cause similar allergies to pollen.

Drug Allergies: 

This allergy is the immune system’s reaction to certain medicines such as Penicillin or sulphur-containing drugs. The most common symptoms include hives, rash, or fever.

What Can You Do To Control The Symptoms?

Depending upon the severity of your allergic reactions on exposure to allergens, there are several ways you can manage your allergy by combining the following:  

  • You need to first recognize the allergens that trigger your immune system. 
  • People allergic to pollen or dust should try to stay indoors if it is dusty outside or if the pollen count is high. 
  • Use humidifiers, air purifiers, or HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air filter) to prevent airborne allergens. 
  • Take allergy medications as prescribed by your doctor. 
  • Take an EpiPen or emergency relief medicine when necessary
typhoid treatment

How Are Allergies Treated At Family Urgent Care?

When you visit Family Urgent Care, our experienced healthcare professionals will provide urgent treatment if you’re experiencing an allergic reaction. 

Once your symptoms are controlled, your doctor will take your medical history, perform a detailed physical exam and order any additional testing or imaging that might be required to help create a personalized treatment plan. 

Additionally, our team provides proper health counseling to control your allergy symptoms in the future and take the necessary precautions to avoid the recurrence of your allergic symptoms. 

So, are you ready to take your first step in preventing allergic reactions? 

Contact Family Urgent Care today to schedule your appointment. Let’s defeat your allergies together!

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