Allergies are a common immune system response when your body misinterprets everyday substances as harmful foreign invaders. Your system counterattacks the allergen to avoid harm. In the process, histamines are produced which create bothersome allergy symptoms. An allergy can be mild, severe, or anything in between resulting in minor irritation or a serious health threat.
Allergy symptoms differ according to the severity of the immune system reaction.
Mild symptoms may be mistaken for a sign of a cold:
Severe reactions can be life-threatening, and emergency care is always needed. Signs of anaphylaxis include:
Although there is generally no way to cure an allergy, symptoms can be treated. Contact Preferred Urgent Care for our allergy testing and treatment services today!