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The first step to successfully managing allergy symptoms is to accurately identify what triggers them, and at Temple Terrace Primary Care, our doctors have substantial expertise in doing just that. While some allergens are fairly easy to pinpoint (pollen, dust, pet dander), others such as those found in certain foods may be tougher to identify. Because some allergic reactions can become much worse (and even life-threatening) with re-exposure to the offending agent, it is exceedingly important to seek a diagnosis from your family physician or specialist as soon as possible when a suspected allergic reaction occurs – even if it doesn’t initially seem all that concerning.

If you or your parent, spouse or child have experienced an apparent allergic reaction and are in need of medical assistance in the vicinity of Tampa’s Temple Terrace, Wesley Chapel or surrounding neighborhoods, we strongly encourage you to give us a call at 813.971.3136 so we can get started identifying your allergy and limiting your exposure to the things that trigger it.

Allergic Reaction Symptoms

  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Dry or peeling skin
  • Hives
  • Itchy, red and irritated eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Swelling of the face, mouth or throat
  • Runny nose and sneezing  

Allergic Triggers

  • Certain medications
  • Dust mites
  • Insect bite/sting
  • Latex
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen
  • Various foods (including seafood, peanuts, milk products and gluten)

Diagnostic Methods

  • RAST blood test
  • Intradermal test
  • Scratch test
  • Patch test

Treatments

  • Antihistamines and other medications
  • Epi-Pen
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Trigger avoidance