Walk-In Treatment for Allergies Available to Those in Holly, MI
Allergies are a great example of good intentions gone wrong. They occur when your body’s immune system mistakenly identifies a harmless substance like pollen, which you inhale, or strawberries, which you eat, as a threat. Then your immune system goes into overdrive making antibodies to attack the perceived threat and eliminate it from your body. The results? Inflammation, which can cause a wide variety of uncomfortable and even painful symptoms—including sinus congestion, itchy eyes, a swollen tongue, skin rashes, and nausea—depending on the substance your body is reacting to.
Fortunately, most allergies are not life-threatening, but they’re often miserable to endure, and it’s not always obvious what’s causing them. If you’re in the Holly, Michigan, area and you’d like to get on the fast track to relief from a non-life-threatening allergic reaction, the highly qualified medical practitioners at Springfield Urgent Care will be happy to help. We offer walk-in services daily, including weekends, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at our urgent care clinics in Clarkston and Highland. Some of the most common allergies and related conditions we treat include:
- Hay fever
- Poison ivy
- Skin rashes
- Minor reactions to insect stings
- Nonemergency food allergies
Are Allergies Ever Emergencies?
Sometimes an allergic reaction can be serious, triggering a condition called anaphylaxis that requires immediate emergency room care. You should call 911 if allergy symptoms come on suddenly and/or cause loss of consciousness, severe difficulty in breathing or swallowing, or intense abdominal pain and vomiting.
On-Site Testing Services at Springfield Urgent Care
Medical testing is often among the first steps we take to identify an allergic reaction and its cause so that we can prescribe the best treatment plan for you. We offer a variety of on-site testing services that can lead to a speedy diagnosis. Moreover, many allergens trigger symptoms that are similar to those of respiratory infections, and we can provide testing to determine whether or not you’re experiencing symptoms of influenza, strep throat, or even COVID-19.
Contact Springfield Urgent Care today for more information about the allergy treatment we offer to Holly-area residents and visitors. Or simply stop by our walk-in clinic in Clarkston or Highland, whichever is the most convenient for you.