Urgent allergies can happen when you least expect them. When your primary care physician isn’t available and urgent care is not an option, a house call doctor can provide prompt assistance with many types of allergies in the comfort of your home or hotel.
What Are the Urgent Allergies We Treat?
Concierge MD treats many kinds of allergies in the comfort of your home. We bring your appointment directly to you, saving you the hassle of transit to a clinic or hours in a waiting room just to see a doctor. A doctor’s appointment at home also minimizes your exposure to other patients at your local clinic who may be ill, reducing your chance of catching another illness while you are waiting to be seen for your allergies.
Common urgent allergies we treat include:
- Skin rashes and irritation
- Seasonal allergies
- Food allergies
- Insect bites
- Pet allergies
If you have a severe allergic reaction that we cannot treat, Concierge MD can arrange intake to a local urgent care facility, emergency room, or hospital depending on your needs. We want to help ensure that you receive the best healthcare available.
If you are unsure if you need to go to urgent care or the emergency room for your allergies, give us a call instead of scouring the internet for answers. We will consult with you to help determine if house call doctor services are right for you or if you need to visit a clinic.
We offer our members on-call telemedicine services for questions about allergy symptoms and at-home treatment options, medication, and more.
What Causes Allergies?
Whether you are having a reaction to springtime pollen or your best friend’s cat, all allergies work in much the same way: your immune system responds to something in your environment that is not actually hazardous to your health.
The most common causes of allergies include:
- Mold and mildew
- Pet dander
- Food (Eggs, milk, wheat, peanuts, soy, shellfish…
- Certain medications
- Insect stings
The symptoms of allergies vary depending on the type of allergen. For example, skin allergies can cause redness and itching while seasonal allergies are more likely to cause a runny nose and watery eyes. An allergic reaction that is an emergency requires immediate treatment, as anaphylaxis can be life threatening.
Urgent allergy symptoms should not be ignored and include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Tightness in your throat
- Itchiness in your mouth or throat
- Nausea and vomiting
- Severe rashes
- Dizziness or mental confusion
- Heart palpitations
- Loss of consciousness
Treating Allergies at Home
Most of the time, allergies typically resolve on their own within a few hours of exposure to the allergen. Over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines can help alleviate symptoms of seasonal allergies while you wait. If you have a skin irritation, a topical corticosteroid cream may relieve swelling and itching.
Certain IV therapies may also help reduce the symptoms of allergies. Concierge MD can bring one of our nine IV blends to your door for fast relief from your allergy symptoms.
How a House Doctor Can Help with Urgent Allergy Treatment
Prompt medical care is essential for fast and effective treatment of urgent allergies. A house call doctor can help in many ways, including:
- Assess the condition
- Recommend a care plan
- Prompt allergy treatment
- Prescribe medication and have your prescription filled over the phone
- Provide at home or at-hotel treatment
Concierge MD combines the knowledge of traditional medicine with the modern healthcare management for prompt, friendly, and efficient healthcare services at home.