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Before we go on to learn about the treatments for allergy and ENT in Katy and Richmond, we need to understand what allergies are and how they work.
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. You need to contact a good doctor with an allergy specialty in Katy. For many, Preferred Urgent Care is rightfully the preferred allergy and ENT specialist in Katy.

Common Allergy Triggers

  • Airborne: Dust mites, pollen, mold, and animal dander
  • Insect: Bee, wasp or hornet stings
  • Medication: Most commonly penicillin and penicillin-based antibiotics
  • Skin: Nickel, soap or latex are common skin allergens
  • Food: Dairy products, soy, eggs, fish, gluten, peanuts, shellfish, and tree nuts

Allergy symptoms differ according to the severity of the immune system reaction.

Mild symptoms may be mistaken for a sign of a cold:

  • Sneezing
  • Stuffed up or a runny nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Hives, rash or itchy skin

Severe reactions can be life-threatening, and emergency care is always needed. Signs of anaphylaxis include:

  • Tingling in the mouth
  • Face, lip, tongue, or throat swelling
  • Chest tightness,
  • Wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffed up or a runny nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Hives, rash or itchy skin

ALLERGY TREATMENT NEAR KATY 77494

Although there is generally no way to cure an allergy, but the symptoms can be treated. Our allergy specialist in Katy at Preferred Urgent Care can help you treat your symptoms and lead a comfortable life. You can visit our ENT center near Richmond, 77084 & 77094, where our allergy specialists can help you with effective sinus treatment & allergy treatment in Katy, TX 77494. Contact Preferred Urgent Care for our allergy testing and treatment services today!