Allergies Specialist

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Boat Club Medical Spa

Medical Spa & Family Practice located in Fort Worth, TX

What’s keeping you from feeling your best? If it’s persistent allergic symptoms, you may be spending your days contending with a runny nose, upset stomach, itchy eyes, and more. Jerry Davis, DO, and Kasey Murphy, PA-C, are here to change that. Through comprehensive skin and blood testing, the providers at Boat Club Medical Spa in Fort Worth, Texas, can help find the right treatments to alleviate your allergic symptoms. To learn more or to set up your allergy test, call Boat Club Medical Spa today or book your appointment online.

Allergies Q & A

What causes allergies?

You experience an allergic reaction because your body misinterprets a harmless substance as an invader. As a result, your immune system creates antibodies and triggers inflammation — usually in your airways, skin, sinuses, or digestive system — when it comes into contact with the allergen.

What are the different types of allergies?

Part of the challenge in getting relief from your allergies is figuring out what’s causing them in the first place. There are a few common types of allergies, each with their own unique set of symptoms.

Food allergies

If your body has an allergic reaction to a certain food or food group, your symptoms may include:

  • Hives
  • Swelling in and around your mouth
  • A tingling sensation on your lips or tongue
  • Trouble breathing
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea

Plant allergies

You experience allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, when certain plants and their pollen trigger an allergic response in your body. The symptoms include:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchiness in the face
  • Sneezing
  • Red, watery, and/or itchy eyes

Animal dander allergies

The allergic reaction caused by an allergy to an animal is very similar to hay fever. Symptoms can include:

  • Sneezing
  • Hives
  • Facial itching
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose

What can I do about my allergies?

Fortunately, regardless of your allergy, there’s a treatment that can help you minimize your symptoms and maintain your quality of life.

First, Boat Club Medical Spa providers use in-office skin testing and advanced blood testing to perform a comprehensive scan of your body, finding even allergies that are commonly overlooked by less thorough screenings.

Then, they work with you to put a treatment plan in place. An obvious element of this treatment plan is to avoid the trigger whenever possible. That and taking over-the-counter antihistamines may be enough to control your symptoms. If not, they also offer immunotherapy.

What is immunotherapy for allergies?

During this treatment, also known as allergy shots, your Boat Club Medical Spa provider injects you with a very low dose of the allergen. Over time, repeated exposure to this allergen reduces your body’s response to it, offering you significant relief from your symptoms.

Allergies shouldn’t play an ongoing role in your life. To alleviate your symptoms so you can enjoy your days allergy-free, call the office or book your appointment online.