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Allergy Treatment

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Grapevine, TX

Allergy Treatment services offered in Grapevine, TX

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and if you’re among them, look no further than the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, in Grapevine, Texas. Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, and Tatiana Daniel, NP, provide comprehensive allergy treatment so you can get back to enjoying life. Don’t hesitate to seek treatment for allergies by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online to find the best care for you.

Allergy Treatment Q & A

What is allergy treatment?

An allergy develops when your immune system views a harmless substance as a dangerous invader. To protect your body from an allergy attack, the immune system releases immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to fight it. This reaction can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as itchy, watery eyes or hives.

Finding the right treatment is crucial for your health and well-being if you have an allergy. The practice of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, uses the most effective allergy treatments to relieve your symptoms and prevent complications, such as ear or sinus infections.

 

What are the different types of allergy treatment?

The office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, offers multiple allergy treatments. Depending on your symptoms, your provider may recommend:

 

Antihistamines

Histamines are chemical compounds that trigger allergy symptoms. Antihistamines are medications that block these compounds to reduce uncomfortable symptoms, such as sneezing; itchy, watery eyes; runny nose; and hives.

 

Nasal corticosteroids

Nasal corticosteroids can reduce the swelling that causes nasal allergy symptoms, like a stuffy, runny nose that itches.

 

Oral corticosteroids

Oral corticosteroids treat severe allergy symptoms, particularly if you have allergic asthma. While these medications significantly reduce inflammation, they can cause serious side effects and require careful monitoring.

 

Corticosteroid ointments

Your provider may prescribe a corticosteroid ointment if you have an itchy rash. These creams can relieve itchiness, so you don’t scratch the rash and inflame the lesion.

 

Mast cell stabilizers

While antihistamines block histamines, mast cell stabilizers prevent your body from releasing them in the first place.

 

Epinephrine

Epinephrine is an emergency injection that treats anaphylaxis, a severe complication of allergies that requires immediate treatment.

 

How do I know if I need allergy treatment?

Allergies can cause uncomfortable symptoms that disrupt your life to various degrees. The providers at the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, may recommend allergy treatment if you experience:

  • Sneezing
  • Running nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Hives
  • Swollen lips
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath

Having the right allergy treatment can help prevent severe symptoms and reduce your risk of complications. The providers at the office of Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, can create a care plan that addresses your unique needs and symptoms.

Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about allergy treatment.

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