Allergic Reactions Treatment Questions and Answers
If you have sniffles, rash, or any other sign of an allergic reaction, our board-certified doctors can provide treatment at Midlands Family Urgent Care! You do not need to schedule an appointment, just walk-in and we will be happy to see you shortly! Please call us for more information. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you in Papillion NE, and Omaha NE.
When you suffer from allergic reactions, especially if you have more than one allergy, it can feel as though your body and mind are not on the same page. Whether it is a food or environmental trigger, an allergic reaction can cause you to always worry about what you eat or what is present in the air around you. Here at Midlands Family Urgent Care, we empathize with anyone who suffers from allergic reactions and take allergic reaction treatment seriously. As such, we would be happy to provide exceptional allergic reaction treatment to you to help you feel more in control of your life!
What are the 4 allergic reactions?
The four different types of allergic reactions are as follows:
- Type I: Immediate hypersensitivity (Anaphylactic reaction): Anaphylactic allergic reactions are the most common and potentially most severe, specifically when anaphylactic shock occurs. Examples include food allergies, insect bites, pollen, and animal dander.
- Type II: Cytotoxic reaction (Antibody-dependent): Examples include blood transfusion reactions, newborn incompatibility, and various autoimmune diseases.
- Type III: Immune complex reactions: Examples include rheumatoid arthritis, farmer’s lung, and lupus.
- Type IV: Cell-mediated (Delayed hypersensitivity): Examples include allergic contact dermatitis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
While Type II through IV often require specialized treatment, we can provide excellent allergic reaction treatment at Midlands Family Urgent Care for any Type I reaction that is not life-threatening!
Where do I go if I have an allergic reaction?
If you are concerned that your allergic reaction could be at all life-threatening, you should go to your nearest emergency room immediately. However, for any allergic reaction that requires medical attention but is not life-threatening, an urgent care clinic is a great place to go! If you are unsure how to tell if your allergic reaction is potentially life-threatening, look for any of the following symptoms:
- Breathing difficulties
- Chest tightness
- Feeling as if you might pass out
- Hives covering your body
- Numbness or tingling in your lips, the palms of your hands, or soles of your feet
- Rapid breathing or pulse
- Severe abdominal pain
- Swelling of the mouth or throat
For any allergic reaction that presents less severe symptoms, such as a contained rash, pink eye, frequent sneezing, and others, an urgent care clinic can take excellent care of you! Here at Midlands Urgent Care, our board-certified physicians would be happy to evaluate and treat your allergic reaction to help you feel better again.
How long does it take for an allergic reaction to go away?
The length of time it takes for an allergic reaction to go away depends ultimately on the type and severity of the reaction in question. However, the longer the allergic reaction lasts does not necessarily mean the more severe it is, as many minor allergic reactions linger for an extended period. In contrast, some severe allergic reactions act fast and furious. For example, anaphylactic shock, also known as anaphylaxis, is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can come on in minutes or hours and reach peak severity within five to 30 minutes of occurring. In most cases, anaphylaxis goes in a matter of hours, with rare cases lasting up to three days. On the other hand, minor allergic reactions, such as a skin rash or allergic rhinitis (commonly referred to as hay fever) often last two to three weeks.
When you come to Midlands Family Urgent Care for an allergic reaction, our board-certified physicians can evaluate your symptoms and the severity of your particular reaction to provide you with proper treatment and a prognosis for when it should get better.
What are the 10 most common allergies?
There are many different allergens in the world that affect millions of people, including substances we breathe in, consume, touch, or smell. Below are ten of the most common allergies that affect people today:
- Cosmetics and toiletries, including certain shampoos, moisturizers, and soaps
- Dust mites
- Animal dander from cats, dogs, and other furry friends
- Food, such as nuts, wheat, dairy, seafood, and eggs
- Insect bites
- Drugs and medications
- Perfume and other scents
For first-rate allergic reaction treatment, come to Midlands Family Urgent Care! We invite you to come for a walk-in appointment during the hours of 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM from Monday to Saturday, and from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday. We look forward to your visit here at Midlands Family Urgent Care! We serve patients from Papillion NE, Omaha NE, La Vista NE, Fairview NE, Ralston NE, Bellevue NE, Springfield NE, and surrounding areas.