Posts for: August, 2019
Allergies can make you miserable, and unfortunately, they are all too common. If you are suffering from annoying and allergy uncomfortable symptoms, then it’s time to take action. With two convenient office locations in Fort Worth and Southlake, TX, the doctors here at Texas Regional Asthma and Allergy Center can help you feel better fast—read on to learn how!
More about Allergies
When you are exposed to an irritant, your body may react badly to it, including with bouts of sneezing/coughing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, or a rash. The irritants that cause these responses are called allergens.
Grasses, pollens, and plants are all very common springtime allergies, but allergies can also happen throughout the year. Other common allergens include pet dander, dust, mold, and chemicals. You may also experience allergies to foods like dairy or seafood.
Fortunately, there are many effective ways to treat allergies, and the first step in treatment involves diagnosing exactly what you are allergic to. Your doctor may recommend a variety of tests including:
- Skin tests, which involve injecting small amounts of allergens just under the skin and watching for a positive reaction like a rash, redness, or swelling
- Challenge tests, which involve inhaling or ingesting a small amount of food or medication and waiting for a positive reaction
- Blood tests, which involve sending a small amount of your blood to a laboratory where it is tested against several allergens
Once a diagnosis is made and you know what you are allergic to, you will want to avoid those substances—however, this isn’t always possible. To further fortify yourself against allergy symptoms, there are several effective treatments that your doctor may recommend, such as allergy injections and sublingual drop therapy.
You don’t have to suffer with allergies when relief is just a phone call away. To find out more about allergy testing and treatment, call the doctors at Texas Regional Asthma and Allergy Center in Fort Worth and Southlake, Texas. Dial (817) 421-0770 today to schedule an appointment.