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epidermal allergyAlthough we love our animals and enjoy having them around, it can be uncomfortable when we suffer from allergies to their hair or to the dander that lines their skin. If you recognize that you have a problem with pet allergies, it is important for you to get tested so that you can have an accurate determination as to the exact type of allergy that you are experiencing and from that point, you can come up with a plan that will help you to deal with it in the best way possible. Allergy testing is available through Better Faster Urgent Care, an urgent care facility that helps people in Southlake and throughout the Dallas Metroplex.

If you suffer from allergies to your pet or to any animals in the area, you may suffer from very specific symptoms. These symptoms can include sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, watery, itchy or red eyes, skin rash, hives, chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath, coughing and nasal congestion that results in facial pain. Although some people have mild allergy symptoms and are able to overcome it easily, other people may be severely allergic to animals and it could even affect their quality of life.

At Better Faster Urgent Care, we do skin testing to determine the exact reason why you are suffering from allergic symptoms. Small pinpricks are made in specific areas of the back that are mapped out and then checked for any reaction that occurs. A small amount of the protein found in the allergen is put under the skin through those pinpricks and if you are allergic, it will cause a small welt to appear. You may also suffer from some mild itching during the testing as well.

There are a number of different types of pet allergies that exist and you may be allergic either to the hair or to the dander, or perhaps a combination of both. Some of the specific types of allergies that are tested for when you come to Better Faster Urgent Care include cat hair, dog hair, dog epithelia, feathers and horse epithelium. More than likely, if you are allergic to animals or to a specific type of animal, it will be determined through testing.

When you come to Better Faster Urgent Care, you can expect to be treated professionally and quickly. We provide you with easy access to the medical professionals that handle your situation in the same way that it would be handled in the emergency room, only much faster.

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