What Is Allergy Management?
Allergies are conditions that result when your immune system responds to an allergen, or a substance that is foreign to your body. When an allergic reaction occurs, your body may react mildly (with itchy eyes or sneezing), or more severely (leading to asthma or other breathing difficulties). At Johnson Family Medical, we help Frisco, TX patients manage all types of allergies and minimize allergy symptoms to protect their health and wellness. If you think that you may be allergic to pets, foods, environmental factors, medications, or other allergens, please schedule a visit with family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson to learn about your allergy management options.
How Are Allergies Treated?
Allergy symptoms and allergic reactions can range from mild rashes, nasal congestion, and swelling to nausea, wheezing, and life-threatening anaphylaxis. Some of the most common allergies in Frisco, TX patients include:
- Insects stings or bites
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- Environmental factors (dust mites, molds, pollen)
To determine if you have an allergy, Katherine may recommend a skin or blood test to identify the allergen(s) triggering your body's response. She can then recommend allergy treatment options, which may include allergen avoidance, antihistamine medications, or carrying an epinephrine auto-injector (when the risk of severe or anaphylaxis allergic reactions is a concern).
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 days
- How Long It Takes
- 20 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 4 weeks
Manage Your Allergy Symptoms
Find relief from allergy symptoms with expert care from Johnson Family Medical. Katherine and our team routinely help allergy patients better manage their allergies and protect their health and comfort. We accept Medicare and several major insurances and can help you maximize your benefits. Schedule an in-office or telehealth appointment at our Frisco, TX office today, and explore your options for allergy management!