Our urgent care providers are knowledgeable at assessing and treating allergies in Novi MI and are looking forward to taking care of you. They can also determine when you need more advanced care with a specialist or at the emergency department. 

Allergies

Allergies start when your immune system mistakes a normal, everyday substance for a dangerous intruder in your body. Your system responds by attacking the intruder, or allergen. The body will produce histamines which creates allergy symptoms. Allergies can range from mild to severe and can produce minor irritation or result in anaphylactic shock, a life threatening condition. 

Common triggers:

  • Airborne- pollen, animal dander, dust mites, mold
  • Insect- bee stings, mosquito bites, spider bites
  • Medicine- most commonly seen with penicillin and penicillin-based antibiotics
  • Food- eggs, fish, mild, peanuts, shellfish, soy, nuts, and wheat 

Mild symptoms: 

  • Sneezing
  • Runny, stuffy nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Itchy skin

Severe symptoms: 

  • Tingling in the mouth 
  • Swelling of lips, tongue, face, throat
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rash
  • Itchy skin 

Severe symptoms should be evaluated in the emergency department. 

If you have been diagnosed with a life threatening allergy and are now experiencing any severe symptoms, immediately call 911 and administer your EpiPen if you have one. 

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. If you have any questions or concerns we cannot wait to care for you!   PrimeCare Urgent Care, PLLC does not provide any warranty or liability for your use of this information.