Allergy Treatment Specialist Questions and Answers
At Reddy Urgent Care, our friendly and expert team of medical professionals has great sympathy for anyone whom allergies have become a dominant part of their life and are ready to help! For more information, call us. We serve patients from Bixby Knolls Long Beach CA, Jordan CA, Carmelitos CA, Jackson CA, and Lakewood CA.
What is the best treatment for allergies?
The best treatment for allergies is typically determined on a case-by-case basis, according to the type and severity of the allergy, as well as the medical history and health status of the patient. It is important for the physician prescribing your treatment for an allergy to know your medical history and health status to ensure that they do not prescribe a medication that will harm you or have a negative effect on you in any way. As such, treatment could involve any of the following:
- Eye drops
- Inhaled steroids or bronchodilators for allergic asthma
- Intentional avoidance of allergens
- Nasal sprays
When you come to Reddy Urgent Care for allergy treatment, our board-certified physicians will go over each suitable treatment option for your specific allergy condition so that you can make an educated choice on how to manage your allergy symptoms.
What helps relieve allergies fast?
Depending on your specific allergic reaction, there are several different medications that can help allergy symptoms disappear quickly! For anaphylactic allergic reactions, such as a peanut allergy or an insect bite, an epinephrine injection is the best option for fast relief of allergic symptoms. With such anaphylactic reactions, it is still important that you visit a doctor after using the epinephrine injection to ensure that the reaction is under control. For seasonal allergies, such as allergic rhinitis, antihistamines, or decongestants are helpful for fast, temporary relief of your symptoms. However, the best thing to do for any substantial allergic reaction relief is to see a doctor at your earliest convenience.
What causes allergy?
While the exact cause or reason for why any given allergy exists is not always clear, it is known that they occur when your immune system mistakenly identifies a harmless substance as a dangerous foreign invader. In response, your immune system takes measures to neutralize a particular substance by generating antibodies. These antibodies stay on indefinite alert should the allergen enter the immune system again in the future. The symptoms of an allergic reaction are caused by certain chemicals that the antibodies give off to neutralize the allergen.
Common triggers of an allergic reaction include the following:
- Animal dander
- Dust mites
- Food, such as eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, soy, and wheat
- Insect bites
- Medications, such as aspirin or penicillin
Can allergies be cured?
While there is no known cure for allergies, some eventually go away or subside with time. However, for those that remain permanent, there are treatment options to help minimize symptoms and make them more manageable. For information about our allergy treatment options at Reddy Urgent Care, call us.
We welcome you to come to Reddy Urgent Care in Long Beach, CA, for fast and effective allergy treatment! For an appointment, come to 4237 Atlantic Ave in Long Beach, California, for a walk-in appointment during the hours of 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM from Monday to Friday and from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday or Sunday.