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Allergy Treatments Questions and Answers

Visit Mercy Medical Clinic for the effective treatment for allergies. Our experienced doctors and medical staff are happy to assist you and help you to take control of your allergies. Call us or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 615 S Highway 78 Suite 100 Wylie, TX 75098.

Allergy Treatments Near Me in Wylie, TX
Allergy Treatments Near Me in Wylie, TX

Allergies can be frustrating to deal with, especially when symptoms and reactions are uncontrolled and not managed properly. As such, if you are having trouble with allergy management, our doctors and medical professionals at Mercy Medical Clinic would be pleased to provide you with effective treatment options to help you take control of your allergies.

What are the symptoms of allergies?

There are several different types of allergies, including food allergies, drug allergies, insect bite allergies, seasonal allergies, and allergies to airborne irritants like pollen. As a result, there are also a wide variety of allergy symptoms that an individual can experience depending on the particular allergen causing their allergic reaction. With that in mind, the following is a list of common symptoms for each type of allergy:

  • Food allergies:
    •  Abdominal pain and diarrhea
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Dizziness and light-headedness
    • Itching, numbness, or tingling in the mouth
    • Itchy eyes or sneezing
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Raised, red, and itchy rash
    • Shortness of breath (dyspnea) or wheezing
    • Swelling in or around the face, mouth, throat, or tongue
  • Drug allergies:
    • Fever
    • Hives or a swollen and itchy skin rash
    • Itchy and watery eyes
    • Runny nose
    • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Insect bite or sting allergies:
    • Flushed skin
    • Hives and an itchy rash
    • Redness and swelling at the site of the sting or bite and surrounding area
  • Seasonal allergies:
    • Coughing
    • Ear and nose congestion
    • Headache
    • Itchiness in the sinuses, throat, or ear canals
    • Itchy, bloodshot, and watery eyes
    • Postnasal drip or drainage
    • Runny nose
    • Shortness of breath or wheezing
    • Sneezing

Any of the above types of allergies can also trigger anaphylactic shock, which is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction. In such cases of anaphylactic shock, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately. Signs of anaphylactic shock include the following:

  • Anxiety, confusion, or delirium
  • Clammy and pale skin
  • Difficulty breathing, such as fast and shallow breaths or severe shortness of breath
  • Dizziness, fainting, or light-headedness
  • Hives spreading all over the body
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Slurred speech
  • Swollen tongue or throat
  • Weak and rapid pulse

What can trigger allergies?

Allergies occur when your immune system mistakenly interprets an allergen as a threat to your body’s health and functioning. In response, your immune system develops antibodies to attack and eliminate the allergen, causing an allergic reaction. In this way, allergic reactions are similar to the immune responses to infections. While the exact cause of this immune response with allergies is unclear, numerous things can trigger allergies and allergic reactions, such as the following:

  • Airborne allergens and irritants, including animal dander, dust mites, mold, and pollen
  • Certain types of food, including eggs, fish, milk, nuts, soy, and wheat
  • Insect bites and stings, such as bee or wasp stings
  • Medications, such as penicillin
  • Various substances, such as latex

Can allergies Be Cured?

While there is no cure for allergies, the symptoms of allergies can be effectively controlled and reduced through treatment and trigger avoidance. With that being said, there are many instances where an allergy goes away or is outgrown, although it is not ever a guarantee that someone will outgrow their allergy or that their allergy will go away on its own.

Does Mercy Medical Clinic treat allergies?

We are proud to provide effective treatment options for allergies at Mercy Medical Clinic! Our treatment options for allergies vary according to the type of allergy the patient has. With that being said, if you would like to know about our treatment options for allergies at Mercy Medical Clinic, please feel free to give us a call!

If you would like to schedule an appointment with us at Mercy Medical Clinic, we welcome you to do so through our website or by calling us. We serve patients from Wylie TX, Lavon TX, Rockwall TX, Sachse TX, Allen TX, and Winningkoff TX.