Does being around animals make your eyes red and itchy? Do you have a sore throat and runny nose at certain times of the year? Whether you’re experiencing seasonal allergies or have a reaction to specific foods, allergies can interrupt your everyday life with unfortunate symptoms.
Normally, allergens are harmless, but when you have allergies, your body thinks they’re harmful and attacks them with antibodies. Antibodies are attached to cells called mast cells. Allergens stick to the antibodies, making the mast cells release histamine and other chemicals, and causing an allergic reaction.
Riverview Health in Noblesville, IN and surrounding areas has healthcare professionals who can treat your allergies, including those who specialize in internal medicine, immunology and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat). Find a doctor near you today to discuss your allergy symptoms and find the best treatment.
Our experts can help you control the following common allergens:
If you have allergies, you may experience any of the following symptoms:
When you visit a Riverview Health primary care physician, we may order an allergy test to determine the cause of your allergies and refer you to an allergy specialist if needed.
Types of allergy tests include:
Once we diagnose your allergies, we’ll work with you to find an effective treatment option for your unique needs. Common allergy treatments we provide include immunotherapy, antihistamines, steroids, injections, epinephrine, nasal sprays and more. We also recommend avoiding your allergens to prevent a reaction.
Don’t let your allergies hold you back. Request an appointment today with a Riverview Health primary care physician by calling 317.565.0515 or by completing an appointment request form.