Allergies are your immune system’s response to a perceived threat. House calls for allergies are a convenient way to treat your symptoms quickly and effectively without the hassle of visiting a clinic.
What are Allergies?
Your immune system is always at work keeping bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pathogens from negatively affecting your body.
However, your immune system can make mistakes. When this happens, your immune system mislabels something harmless as a threat and mounts an immune response. This response results in allergy symptoms.
Symptoms of Allergies
There are many kinds of allergies, all of which have symptoms unique to the area affected. The triggers that cause allergies in some people don’t lead to symptoms in others.
Common symptoms of allergies include:
By identifying your triggers, you can know exactly what steps to take to treat your symptoms without having to deal with trial and error or having to make an appointment at your local clinic.
Causes of Allergies
Because allergies result from your immune system reacting to a harmless trigger, there are many potential causes of allergies.
The most common types of allergies are:
Seasonal allergies: Pollen, mildew, and mold are most prevalent in the spring and fall, leading to spikes in allergy occurrence at these times of year.
Food allergies: Shellfish, eggs, milk, nuts, soy, and wheat are the most common triggers of food-based allergies.
Skin allergies: Exposure to certain ingredients and fragrances used in skincare products, materials such as latex, polyester, and some synthetic fabrics, and certain plants can cause the rashes and itching associated with skin allergies.
Medication allergies: Certain medications such as penicillin and certain painkillers can trigger medication-based allergies.
When to See a Doctor for Allergies
Most of the time, allergies are inconvenient and uncomfortable but not impossible to manage with home care. However, there are times when calling your doctor may be necessary to treat ongoing allergy issues.
Call Concierge MD for allergies:
When over-the-counter medicine isn’t effectively alleviating your symptoms
When your symptoms last three months or more
When your symptoms start to impact your quality of sleep or performance at work or school, or otherwise interfere with daily life
When you have frequent sinus infections or other respiratory illnesses
When you aren’t sure whether over-the-counter medications will interfere with existing medication or preexisting conditions
House Calls for Allergies: The Concierge MD Difference
Most allergies are easily treated at home with over-the-counter medications. However, some individuals can benefit from the expert, at-home care of Concierge MD. We can not only help identify the best treatment plan for you, we can assess your home and lifestyle and make recommendations on how you can avoid the environmental triggers in your life.
Best of all? We visit you on your time and your schedule, giving you all the time you need for thorough healthcare. Our members enjoy telemedicine support after appointments to stay in-the-know about their health.
Experience Care with Concierge MD LA
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