Allergies are extremely common and can be incredibly detrimental to your quality of life. One in five individuals suffer from reactions to airborne allergens, and one in twenty people have allergies to some type of food. If you have mild or severe allergies and are unsure of the cause, allergy testing can help lead you to the root of the problem.
Allergies are caused by the immune system overreacting to common, harmless substances present in our everyday environment. The immune system mistakenly reacts to these substances as though they were harmful and attempts to rid the body of them by producing a variety of generally irritating symptoms.
The symptoms of allergies are as varied as the possible causes. A runny or congested nose, sneezing, itching, and redness in the eye are common results of a reaction to an airborne allergen. Breathing in these allergens can also result in shortness of breath and coughing. Swelling and rashes can result from direct contact with a skin allergen. Food allergies can cause a myriad of issues ranging from mild to severe, including stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, or other symptoms that you suspect are the result of an allergic reaction, you should seek allergy testing at our office. Although tempting, one should refrain from using commonly sold kits to perform allergy testing at home, as they tend to be unreliable and are prone to giving misleading results, which can easily lead to you making unnecessary changes to your lifestyle or diet. Professional allergy testing is safe, easy, and trustworthy.
There is no reason to delay allergy testing if you are suffering from allergy symptoms. Allergy testing is a quick and effective way to enjoy improved health and a better quality of life. Make an appointment at Exceed Urgent Care in Texarkana, TX to get started and learn more information. Contact us today to set up your consultation!