Allergic Reactions

Urgent Care located in North Richland Hills, TX

Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions need to be addressed promptly and effectively. Whether you or a loved one is experiencing mild discomfort or a life-threatening emergency, EMC Express Care in North Richland Hills, Texas, under the direction of Luke Kehres, MD, is ready to help with the necessary care and treatment. Walk in or call the practice in advance to let the team know to expect your visit. 

Allergic Reactions Q & A

What should I do if I experience an allergic reaction?

If you experience an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention. Signs of an allergic reaction that requires urgent care include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
  • Skin reactions, such as hives or flushing
  • Low blood pressure
  • Weak and rapid pulse
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Urgent care centers, like EMC Express Care, are well-equipped to handle allergic reactions and can provide prompt medical care.

What are common triggers for allergic reactions?

Allergic reactions can be triggered by various substances that cause an irregular response from the immune system. You may not be aware of an allergy before your first reaction occurs.

Common allergens include:

  • Certain foods, such as peanuts and shellfish
  • Medications
  • Insect stings
  • Pollen
  • Animal dander
  • Latex

Avoid having an allergic reaction by learning your triggers and avoiding them.  If you're unsure about what you might be allergic to, the team at EMC Express Care can help assess your symptoms and recommend appropriate allergy testing.

How do you treat allergic reactions?

The provider team at EMC Express Care assesses your symptoms, provides appropriate treatment, and offers immediate relief. The practice has the necessary medications and resources to manage allergic reactions, including antihistamines and epinephrine if needed. The goal is to quickly address your allergic reaction and ensure your safety and comfort.

The providers at EMC Express Care can offer follow-up care after your allergic reaction if needed. 

How can I prevent allergic reactions?

While it may not always be possible to prevent allergic reactions entirely, there are steps you can take to minimize your exposure to allergens. These include avoiding known triggers, reading food labels carefully, using hypoallergenic products, keeping your home clean and free of dust and pet dander, and wearing protective clothing if you're prone to insect allergies. 

If you have a known allergy, it's also important to inform your healthcare provider and carry any necessary medications, such as epinephrine auto-injectors, as prescribed.

Call EMC Express Care if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction or just walk into the clinic during business hours. You can also request an appointment online.