An allergic reaction occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to a foreign substance, such as pollen, pet dander, or certain foods, as if it were harmful. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can vary from mild to severe, including itching, hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling.
Allergic reactions can be triggered by a range of factors, and it’s essential to identify the root cause to prevent future reactions. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments available to manage allergic reactions, including over-the-counter antihistamines, prescription medications, and allergy shots.
If you’ve experienced an allergic reaction to a medication, it’s crucial to avoid taking that medication again and list it as a drug allergy on your medical history forms. We offer comprehensive allergy care to help you manage your symptoms and prevent future reactions.
If your reactions worsen during your course of treatment, please contact us immediately at 202-737-6800.