Allergies Specialist

My Urgent Care Clinic

Urgent Care located in Abilene, TX

If you or a loved one is among the 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies, nurse practitioner Kelly Fussell and the expert team at My Urgent Care Clinic can help. Conveniently located right next to an emergency facility in Abilene, Texas, My Urgent Care Clinic is open seven days a week and during late hours to accommodate any schedule. Call ahead, book an appointment online, or walk into the clinic for friendly and professional allergy treatment.

Allergies Q & A

My Urgent Care Clinic

What are allergies?

Allergies happen when certain substances, such as pollen or food, trigger your immune system to react. Although these substances aren’t harmful to most people, they cause a variety of symptoms in allergy sufferers.

The type and severity of allergy symptoms varies from person to person. You may experience minor issues such as a runny nose and itchy eyes, while others may have an allergic reaction that requires emergency treatment.

Even in cases that aren’t life-threatening, allergies can interfere with your everyday life. Whether your condition is mild or severe, the highly skilled team at My Urgent Care Clinic treats all types of allergies.

What are different types of allergies?

Allergies appear in many forms and can be caused by a wide variety of substances. Some of the most common allergies include:

  • Food allergy
  • Skin allergy
  • Dust allergy
  • Insect sting allergy
  • Pet allergy
  • Eye allergy
  • Drug allergies
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Latex allergy
  • Mold allergy
  • Sinus infection
  • Cockroach allergy

How do I know if I have allergies?

The symptoms you experience depend on the type of allergy you have. Allergy symptoms can affect your entire body, from your ability to breathe to the condition of your skin. Common symptoms of different types of allergies include:

Hay fever

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, causes symptoms such as:

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

Food allergy

Food allergies can cause:

  • Hives
  • Tingling in the mouth
  • Swelling of the throat, lips, or tongue
  • Anaphylaxis

Insect sting allergy

Allergies to insect stings can cause these symptoms:

  • Widespread hives or itching
  • Swelling in the bite area
  • Wheezing, coughing, or chest tightness
  • Anaphylaxis

How do you diagnose and treat allergies?

The team at My Urgent Care Clinic is skilled in treating all types of allergies. They start by evaluating your condition, then offer the best treatment depending on the type and severity of your allergy.

Allergy treatment may include medications, such as prescription pills, nasal spray, or eye drops to relieve your symptoms.

If you’re having a severe anaphylactic allergy reaction, they may use an epinephrine shot.

If you suspect you may have allergies but aren't sure, the team at My Urgent Care Clinic may suggest a blood or skin test to confirm the diagnosis. They offer convenient, bedside lab testing.

If you’re suffering from allergies, call, book online, or walk into My Urgent Care Clinic for an appointment.