First-Rate Allergy Treatment for Patients in Brookfield, CT
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know the feeling all too well. Allergy season can bring on a number of unpleasant symptoms, including sneezing, itching, and a runny nose. Fortunately, if you’re in the Brookfield, Connecticut, area, you can turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for allergy treatment. We’re a trusted immediate care provider that’s been treating patients since 2008, and we’re pleased to be certified by the Urgent Care Association (UCA) and affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.
What Are Allergies?
Allergies occur when someone’s immune system reacts to an external substance (an “allergen”). During an allergic reaction, the immune system mistakenly identifies the allergen as being harmful, and then takes steps to fight it off. Some common allergens include:
- Dust mites
- Insect stings
- Pet dander
Some people are also allergic to certain types of food, such as eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat. People can also be allergic to certain types of medication, including penicillin.
Common Allergy Symptoms
If you’re having an allergic reaction, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Nasal congestion
- Red, swollen, or watery eyes
- Shortness of breath
Although allergic reactions are often mild and can be treated at home, certain cases can be life-threatening. If you’re experiencing severe shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, reduced blood pressure, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness, you should seek emergency care.
Walk-In Allergy Treatment Near You
If you’re in Brookfield or the surrounding area, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care for allergic reaction treatment. Our nearby urgent care center—located at 31 Old Route 7 in the Brookfield Medical Center—offers walk-in allergy treatment every day of the year. Simply stop in whenever it’s most convenient for you, or check in online ahead of time to reserve your spot in line.