Total Care Family Practice -  - Family Practice Physician

Total Care Family Practice

Family Practice Physicians located in Henderson, NV

Allergies

Pollen, pets, and certain foods can all cause allergic reactions if your immune system thinks they’re a threat. Although these reactions can be more of a nuisance, they can also turn into a trip to the emergency room in some cases. If you suspect an allergy, Dr. Evan Allen at Total Care Family Practice can administer testing. Dr. Allen offers allergy testing and treatment for patients in Henderson, Nevada.

Allergies Q & A

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What caused my allergies?

Your immune system mistakenly identified the allergen as a threat to your body and treated it as an invader. That causes your immune system to release histamine and other chemicals, which are responsible for allergy symptoms. This happens any time the allergen gets into your body.

What are the signs of allergies?

Allergy symptoms differ depending on the kind of allergen that bothers you. Some allergens cause skin problems, such as hives or rashes, while others affect your respiratory system and cause sneezing, coughing, and breathing problems. Other allergens, such as some foods, cause diarrhea or other digestive problems.

What kinds of allergens are there?

There are many allergens that your body might identify as a threat. In fact, Dr. Allen can test for around 72 different allergens. Some of the more common allergens include the following:

  • Outdoor allergens, such as pollen and ragweed
  • Indoor allergens, such as pet dander and dust mites
  • Food allergens, such as peanuts and eggs
  • Insect allergens, such as bee stings
  • Medications, such as penicillin
  • Chemical allergens, such those contained in cleaning products

What types of allergy tests are there?

Skin tests are the most common type. They involve getting an injection containing the suspected allergen. A visible reaction to the allergen, such as a reddish bump, means that you’re allergic to it.

Dr. Allen might also order a blood test or another type of allergy test if skin test results aren’t conclusive.

How are allergies treated?

Avoiding allergens is the most effective way to prevent allergic reactions, but this can be impractical.

Dr. Allen might recommend taking medications that ease allergy symptoms or getting a Kenalog shot for allergies that affect your joints. You might also benefit from having allergy shots that help your immune system become desensitized to a certain allergen.

Keep in mind that you might need to carry an epinephrine auto-injector if you have severe allergies, such as a peanut or bee sting allergy.

If you need allergy testing or treatment, please contact Total Care Family Practice to make an appointment with Dr. Allen.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

Total Care Family Practice accepts most major health insurance plans. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring a copy of your current insurance card and a Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.

AARP
Allied Benefit Systems
Ameriben
APWU
Assurant Health
Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CDS
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Coventry
Deseret Mutual
EBMS
First Health
GEHA
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    "I wish I could give higher stars. Highly recommend. Great location, easy to find and very clean!"

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    "I've been going here for about almost a year now and all the staff and medical team do a very great job at taking care of my needs."

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    "The staff is highly trained and committed to their work. They know what to do and how to do it and they take pride in what they do."

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    "What a wonderful team of professionals. My experience was handled with prompt, courteous, thorough care and genuine concern for my fitness and well being. "

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    "Dr. Allen is by far one of the most caring, professional yet pleasant, physicians I have encountered in quite some time"

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    "You can tell that they love working together and have a great respect for the providers there. Dr. Allen runs a professional team there."

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Location
Total Care Family Practice
1701 Green Valley Parkway, Bldg 5, Suite C
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: 702-541-8240
Fax: (702) 541-8241
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