While seasonal allergies are disruptive and annoying, an unexpected allergic reaction can be downright frightening and possibly life-threatening. If you or your child have an allergic reaction or need relief from seasonal allergies, come into My Urgent Care Clinic in Boerne, Texas, for expert care from the experienced providers and staff. You can walk in, call the office, or schedule an appointment online.
An allergic reaction occurs when your body identifies a typically benign substance as a threat and triggers an immunologic response; that substance is known as an allergen. Allergy symptoms range from mild to severe and typically affect your skin, respiratory, and digestive systems, although you may have other symptoms. For example, the common condition of hay fever is an allergy to pollen that causes a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes.
Other common allergens include:
Your body may be exposed to an allergen by touch, inhalation, or by ingesting it.
There are a variety of symptoms associated with allergic reactions. Some common allergy symptoms include:
The most severe allergic reaction is anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by chest tightness, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and other allergic symptoms.
Your provider at My Urgent Care Clinic provides customized care for allergies depending on your medical history and your allergy symptoms. Treatment often combines three approaches: avoidance, medicines, and immunotherapy.
If you or your child are having an allergic reaction, come into My Urgent Care Clinic for immediate care. If you know what may have triggered the reaction, make sure to let your provider know. If you think your child or someone near you is in anaphylaxis, use their emergency allergy shot, known as an epinephrine injector, and call 911.
If you’re concerned about allergies or if allergic symptoms are disrupting your life, call, walk in, or schedule an appointment online today.