Allergy

Allergy Testing Clinic in Webster TX

Allergy symptoms can affect your airways, sinuses, and nasal passages, skin, and digestive system. The best way to manage allergies is to avoid allergens to the best of your ability. Knowing what is triggering your allergies makes this possible. Allergy testing is available at Primary Care Center of Clear Lake. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Webster TX 77598.

Allergy Testing Clinic Near Me in Webster TX
Allergy Testing Clinic Near Me in Webster TX

Table of Contents:

What are the main allergy symptoms?
How do you know if it is an allergy?
What are the different types of allergies?
How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?

What are the main allergy symptoms?


Different parts of your body can be affected by allergic reactions depending on the allergen. It is possible to experience mild to severe allergy symptoms. An allergic reaction called anaphylaxis can occur as a result of severe allergies, it is an uncommon but life-threatening reaction.
 
It is common for allergic reactions to cause a wide range of symptoms. First-time exposure to an allergen may cause mild symptoms. If the allergen is exposed repeatedly, these symptoms may become worse. Mild reactions may include itching, hives, scratchy throats, rashes, itchy or watery eyes, and allergic rhinitis. Symptoms of a more severe reaction may include diarrhea, weakness, vomiting, nausea, difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness, swelling, chest pain, heart palpitations, and others. It is important to seek medical care if you experience anything more than mild symptoms.

How do you know if it is an allergy?


Allergies and colds, as well as other illnesses that cause similar symptoms, can sometimes be difficult to differentiate. If you suffer from mild allergies, the lines get even more blurred. Allergies are usually characterized by itchy, watery eyes, runny noses, and itchy, watery eyes.
 
Allergic reactions are caused by substances that your body perceives as harmful. It is important to note, however, that these substances are often harmless. Many people sneeze when they come in contact with pollen, causing them to have watery eyes. Pollen is an allergen, causing your body to react in that way.
 
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) are antibodies produced that identify a harmless allergen as harmful during allergic reactions. Allergens cause your immune system to inflame different parts of your body, including your skin, sinuses, and lungs.

What are the different types of allergies?


Allergic reactions are triggered by different allergens and present with different symptoms. Allergies are extremely common and over 50 million Americans experience allergies. Among the most common types of different allergies are those to pollen, dust, mold, animal dander, latex, and food.
 
An allergic reaction to pollen causes seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever. As a result, the lining of your nose and conjunctiva, the protective tissue around your eyes, become inflamed and swollen.
 
A dust mite is a tiny organism that lives in dust and in the fibers of household items, such as pillows, mattresses, carpets, and upholstery. Warm, humid environments are ideal for dust mite growth. Pollen allergies and dust mite allergies share similar symptoms.
 
Molds (such as Penicillium) are tiny fungi that float in the air like pollen. Allergies are often triggered by mold.
 
An animal’s saliva and sweat glands can secrete proteins that cause allergic reactions, which are shed in dander.
 
Latex allergies can develop after repeated contact with the material. Using rubber gloves for surgical procedures or cleaning the home is a major cause of this reaction. You might experience hives, itching, eye tearing, and wheezing if you are allergic to latex.
 
In food allergies, your body produces an antibody specific to the food you are allergic to. After eating the food, allergic reactions can occur within minutes, and symptoms can be severe.

How can I reduce my allergy symptoms?


Allergies cannot be cured, and although some medications may ease symptoms slightly the best practice is avoidance. For this reason, it is imperative to receive an allergy test. In the absence of testing, it can be very difficult to isolate the cause of your allergy.
 
An allergy test determines whether your immune system overreacts to certain substances (allergens). The presence of an allergic reaction indicates the presence of an allergy. The allergy test may be performed by your healthcare provider if you experience allergy symptoms. Allergy tests are also performed on asthmatic patients by providers. These tests can identify allergy triggers and provide patients with the necessary information to effectively avoid allergens.
 
Allergy testing is available at Primary Care Center of Clear Lake. We are conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Webster TX 77598. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Webster TX, Seabrook TX, Friendswood TX, League City TX, and Nassau Bay TX.