Allergic reactions could be more than a nuisance, as they are life-threatening for some people. At Houston Medical ER in Houston and Spring, Texas, board-certified and board-eligible physicians, as well as ER-trained registered nurses, offer treatments for allergic reactions to help you feel better and reduce your risk of complications. To receive care for an allergic reaction, call or simply walk in today – no appointment needed.
Allergic reactions are symptoms that occur after exposure to substances that your body’s immune system negatively reacts to. Some allergic reactions are minor and not a cause for concern, while others are life-threatening. Head to Houston Medical ER at the first sign of difficulty breathing, facial or throat swelling, or other signs of a severe reaction.
Common symptoms of allergic reactions include:
Signs and symptoms that indicate a rash is serious include fever, pain, sudden spreading of bruise-like lesions, a circular-shaped rash, or blisters. Purple spots that appear on your feet or hands could be a sign of a heart infection.
When in doubt about whether you need treatment from a medical professional, see the Houston Medical ER team for an evaluation.
Common allergens that might cause your body to react negatively include:
Allergic reactions to these or other potential allergens might be mild, moderate, severe, or life-threatening in some instances.
Your treatment depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. Your Houston Medical ER provider may recommend watchful waiting, medications, an emergency epinephrine shot, or even CPR in severe cases. If you have mild symptoms, you may not need any treatment.
To find out what you’re allergic to and avoid future allergic reactions, your specialist might recommend skin prick tests, elimination food testing, blood tests, or a combination of these allergy tests. Treating allergic reactions might include taking oral pills, using nasal sprays or eye drops, receiving allergy shots, or carrying emergency epinephrine with you at all times.
If you or a loved one has a severe allergic reaction, call Houston Medical ER or walk in today.