SOUTHLAKE ALLERGY TESTING
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Allergies is one of the most common symptoms in Texas, and every day we see people in our clinic suffering from allergies where they are completely unaware they even had an allergy problem to begin with. The list of symptoms caused by allergies is surprising for many people. If you feel like you can’t ever shake a cold or you get sick all the time, or just never feel well, allergies could very well be playing a big role in your health.
Common Types of Allergy Symptoms
The most common symptoms of allergies include:
- Itchy and watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
These are all commonly understood to be allergy related, but did you know that allergies can also cause asthma? How about frequent ear infections, sinus headaches, muscle/joint pain, skin rashes/eczema, recurrent bronchitis, chronic cough, and even confusion/slowness of thought?
Can I Develop Allergies As I Get Older?
It is possible to experience allergies in adulthood that may not have been present as a child. Some of the causes of adult-onset allergies could be due to change in environment or a weakened immune system.
What Can You Do About It?
Avoidance: Find out what you’re allergic to and stay away from it. Through allergy testing, we can identify which environmental antigens your body is sensitized. If you are allergic to cats, stay away from cats. If you are allergic to cockroaches, have the exterminator out to make sure you aren’t being exposed. Avoidance works for some who are allergic to something that can be easily avoided, but that is very often not the case.
Medications: Prescription and over the counter medications can help to blunt your allergy symptoms. They don’t do much to relieve the actual cause of the allergies. If your allergy symptoms are short lived and seasonal, this may be a good option for you.
Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy has been used by immunologists for decades to treat and cure allergy sufferers in the form of shots. Fortunately, shots aren’t the only form of allergy therapy any longer. Allergy drops are now readily available as well. Both allergy shots and sublingual drops are a natural remedy to allergy problems. By exposing your body in very minuscule and gradually increasing amounts to the natural substances to which it is over-reacting, the body can become desensitized and stop reacting to those substances as if they are bad. This can be a permanent cure for allergy problems. No more headaches, sneezing, and sinus infections!
How Do I Know If I Have Allergies and Where Can I Get Help?
Most allergy type symptoms can also be caused by other medical problems The only way to be certain you are dealing with allergies is through allergy testing. At Better Faster Urgent Care, our Southlake urgent care specialists offer needle free, pain free, allergy testing and treatment options.
Most insurance plans cover allergy testing and some forms of treatment. Once you know you are dealing with allergies, you can decide which treatment option works best for you.
Can Allergies Be Life-Threatening?
In some cases, an allergy can trigger anaphylaxis which is a severe allergic reaction. These cases can be life-threatening because they often lead to symptoms that will limit your ability to breathe due to constricted airwaves. People who suffer from severe, anaphylactic reactions should seek the help of an allergist.
Don’t put off your health and well-being any longer. Call us today at (817) 774-9704 to learn more about our Southlake allergy testing services!