Allergy Testing and Treatment Clinic in Papillion NE, and Omaha NE

Allergy Testing and Treatment Clinic in Papillion NE, and Omaha NE

Midlands Family Urgent Care can provide expert medical treatment and advice to help you get the best of your allergies, not the other way around! For more information, call us or visit us online to book an appointment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Papillion NE, and Omaha NE.

Allergy Testing and Treatment Clinic Near Me in Papillion NE, and Omaha NE
Allergy Testing and Treatment Clinic Near Me in Papillion NE, and Omaha NE

Table of Contents:

How do I prepare for an allergy test?
What does an allergist do on their first visit?
What are the 10 most common allergies?
What are the 4 types of allergic reactions?

Allergies are autoimmune reactions that are triggered by a seemingly harmless substance, typically pollen, dust, pet dander or certain foods, such as eggs, shellfish or peanuts. These autoimmune responses are known as allergic reactions, and come with varying symptoms, depending on the type of allergen (allergy-causing substance). The most common symptoms of allergic reactions include rashes (hives), sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes, swelling, dry/cracked skin, wheezing, chest tightness and cough. In most cases, symptoms are mild and clear on their own within a few hours or with over-the-counter medicines such as antihistamines. However, some cases are severe (known as anaphylaxis) and require immediate emergency care.

How do I prepare for an allergy test?


Preparing for an allergy test is simple and typically only requires a few steps, such as:

– Making a list of all the medicines you are taking, both prescription and over-the-counter. Before the test, talk to your allergist to find out which medications you can continue using.
– Avoid taking antihistamines for three to seven days before the test, as they can interfere with the test results. It is okay to use nasal steroid sprays and asthma medicines as they will not interfere with allergy tests.

What does an allergist do on their first visit?


During the initial visit with an allergist, they will likely compile a comprehensive family medical history, so it is important to have as much information as possible about your family history of allergies, especially if they are food-related. They may also ask a series of questions about your own medical history, including any childhood allergies, suspected or confirmed. This will help your allergist have a better idea of any lifelong problems that might have led to your current complications.
After reviewing your medical history, they will ask you about what kinds of medications you have tried for your allergies and how effective they have been at managing symptoms. It might be helpful to bring any medicines you have tried—including creams, sprays, ointments, or medications—for the allergist to review during your visit. Prepare a list of questions that you have for your allergist and they will take the time to answer each one. Some sample questions include:

– Is there anything I can change in my environment or lifestyle to avoid experiencing allergic symptoms?
– What can I expect from treatment?
– Are there side effects to the allergy medications?
– What tests can determine what is causing my allergies?

What are the 10 most common allergies?


The ten most common allergies include:

– Gluten
– Shellfish
– Egg
– Peanut
– Milk
– Pet
– Pollen
– Dust Mite
– Mold
– Sulfite

What are the 4 types of allergic reactions?


The four types of allergic reactions are:

– Type I: Immediate — Symptoms appear after a few seconds to minutes. This includes anaphylactic reactions, the most severe form of an allergic reaction, which always require emergency medical care.
– Type II: Cytotoxic — Symptoms appear after minutes to hours. IgG and IgM antibodies damage cells.
– Type III: Immune Complex-Mediated — Symptoms set in after several hours. IgM and IgG antibodies react with allergens to form antigen-antibody complexes, such as in Lupus, serum sickness, and Arthus reaction.
– Type IV: Delayed Hypersensitivity — Symptoms set in hours to days later. This most often occurs in long-term infectious diseases.

If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction and do not know what is causing it, come to Midlands Family Urgent Care. We can help you determine what is causing your allergies and find a solution to help you manage your symptoms. Call us today to book an appointment, or visit our clinic. We also accept walk-ins. We serve patients from Papillion NE, Omaha NE, La Vista NE, Fairview NE, Ralston NE, Bellevue NE, Springfield NE, and surrounding areas.

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