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Urgent Care for Allergies

Allergies can affect your daily life and wellbeing. At NextCare Urgent Care, we provide comprehensive allergy testing and management to help you understand and control your allergic responses. Get professional assistance quickly and conveniently, avoiding the long wait times of traditional healthcare settings.

 

Understanding Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom, pet dander, or food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people. Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. When you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it isn’t.

 

Common Allergens

People can be allergic to a variety of substances. The most common allergens include:

Pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds

Food allergies such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and eggs

Dust mites and mold spores

Animal dander from pets like cats and dogs

Insect stings, particularly from bees and wasps

 

Symptoms of Allergies

Allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:

Sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis)

Itchy, red, watering eyes (conjunctivitis)

Wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and a cough

Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)

Swollen lips, tongue, eyes, or face

Stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, particularly after eating certain foods

 

Allergy Testing and Management

At NextCare, we support you with:

  1. Allergy Testing: Identify what you’re allergic to with skin or blood tests.
  2. Customized Treatment Plans: Depending on your allergy, treatment can include antihistamines, nasal decongestants, or allergy shots (immunotherapy).
  3. Preventive Advice: Learn how to avoid your allergens and manage your environment to minimize allergic reactions.
  4. Long-term Management: For chronic allergy sufferers, we provide strategies and treatments to manage symptoms effectively.

 

When to Seek Urgent Care for Allergies

Visit urgent care if you experience:

Symptoms that are uncomfortable but not life-threatening

Reactions that do not improve with over-the-counter medications

A need for rapid allergy testing and treatment recommendations

 

At NextCare, we offer efficient and comprehensive care for allergies, helping you find relief swiftly. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can save your spot online to reduce wait times.

 

Why Choose NextCare for Allergy Care?

Flexibility: Schedule an appointment online or visit us as a walk-in.

Expert Care: Our medical teams are skilled in treating allergic reactions safely and effectively.

We Take Most Insurance: We accept all major insurance plans so you can get the care you need without worrying about the cost.

Nationwide Clinic Locations: With clinics in many states, there’s likely a NextCare near you.

FAQs

An allergy is a chronic condition caused by your body’s immune system reacting to a specific allergen. An allergic reaction is an acute response that occurs when you come into contact with the allergen.

Allergy symptoms can mimic those of other conditions. Allergy testing at an urgent care facility can confirm whether you are reacting to specific allergens.

While there is no cure for allergies, effective management strategies can significantly reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Bring a list of your symptoms, any known allergies, and medications you are taking. This information will help our medical staff tailor the testing and treatment to your needs.

Most allergy tests, such as skin prick tests, cause minimal discomfort. You may experience temporary itching or swelling at the test site.

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