North Dallas Primary Care Doctors
Board-Certified Primary Care Physicians & Pediatricians located in Frisco, TX
Your body’s immune response is an important defense against illness. But it can also cause you some issues. An improper immune response in the form of an allergic reaction can leave you itching, sneezing, or avoiding certain foods, activities, or locations. But allergies don’t have to shape your life. For effective diagnosis and treatment, call North Dallas Primary Care Doctors in Frisco, Texas, or book your appointment online.
Allergies Q & A
What’s causing my allergies?
Every time a foreign substance enters your body, your immune system responds. In many cases, it decides that the substance isn’t harmful and does nothing.
In some instances, it recognizes a potential for harm — such as infectious bacteria — and responds with antibodies that act to keep you healthy.
Allergies occur when your body thinks a substance is harmful, even though it isn’t. Your immune system triggers an unnecessary response to the allergen. This causes your allergic symptoms.
A number of allergens can trigger a reaction in your body. Some of the most common include:
- Pet dander
- Specific foods
- Dust mites
- Insect stings
Your symptoms vary based on the type of allergen and your body’s response. Some of the most common allergic symptoms include:
- Runny, itchy nose or eyes
- Red, itchy skin
- Swelling at the contact site (e.g., the mouth for food, the sting site for insect stings)
Some allergies — particularly food allergies and allergies to insect stings — can be dangerous. Monitor your symptoms. If they are severe, act quickly to get proper medical care.
Should I see a doctor about my allergic symptoms?
Life-threatening allergic reactions necessitate medical care, of course. But even if you’d describe your symptoms as mild, you shouldn’t have to go through your days sneezing, itching, or having to avoid certain environments.
If your allergic symptoms prevent you from living comfortably for more than a few days out of the year, it’s worth having a conversation with the allergy experts at North Dallas Primary Care Doctors.
They offer diagnosis techniques to pinpoint your specific allergy so you can get the most effective treatment for it.
What kinds of treatment are available for allergies?
The most effective treatment plans are tailored to the specific type of allergy. In many cases, avoiding the allergen can significantly improve your quality of life.
In cases where avoidance is impossible, North Dallas Primary Care Doctors offers alternative treatments. These include medications that can significantly minimize — if not eradicate — your allergy symptoms.
Don’t let allergies diminish your quality of life. To get started with allergy diagnosis and treatment, call North Dallas Primary Care Doctors or use their online scheduler to book your visit. A