Allergies & Allergic Reactions

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Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or an allergic reaction, Newport Center Urgent Care offers comprehensive allergy treatment. Our facility also provides a range of additional services and is staffed by knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

What Are Allergies?

There are many different types of allergies and allergic reactions. Some common allergies include hay fever, food allergies, and pet allergies. Allergic reactions can range from mild to severe, and can even be life-threatening.
Allergies and allergic reactions are caused by a variety of factors. Some common causes include:
Environmental allergens, such as pollen, dust, and animal dander
Food allergens, such as peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish
Insect bites and stings, such as those from bees, wasps, and mosquitoes
Medications, such as antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
There are several treatment options available for allergies and allergic reactions, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Some common treatments include:

Symptoms of Allergies and Allergic Reactions

Symptoms of allergies and allergic reactions can range from mild to severe, and may include:
Itching, redness, and swelling of the skin
Sneezing and coughing
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Runny or stuffy nose
Shortness of breath and wheezing
Swelling of the face, lips, and tongue
Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that can cause difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, and loss of consciousness
Severe reactions can involve difficulty breathing and may even be life-threatening. If you have a severe allergic reaction, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Treatment Options for Allergies and Allergic Reactions

There are many ways to treat allergies and reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions. Avoidance of triggers, over-the-counter medications, and prescription medications are all effective treatments. Some people may also need to undergo allergy shots to build up immunity to allergens.


Can reduce itching, swelling, and other symptoms


Can relieve nasal congestion and other respiratory symptoms

Epinephrine auto-injectors

Used to treat severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis

Allergy shots

Can help desensitize the immune system to specific allergens over time
Allergies and allergic reactions can be a serious and sometimes life-threatening medical condition. If you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, it is important to seek medical attention right away. By understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for allergies and allergic reactions, you can take steps to manage your condition and reduce your risk of complications.

When to Seek Medical Attention

Signs that a Viral or Bacterial Infection May Require Medical Attention:
While many viral and bacterial infections can be managed with rest and supportive care, there are some signs that indicate the need for medical attention. These may include high fever, severe pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, or signs of dehydration.

In some cases, viral and bacterial infections can lead to serious complications, particularly in individuals with weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions. It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms that suggest a serious infection, as early diagnosis and treatment can improve outcomes.

Viral and bacterial infections are common illnesses that can cause a range of symptoms, from mild to severe. While some infections may resolve on their own with rest and supportive care, others may require medical intervention. By practicing good hygiene habits, staying up-to-date on vaccinations, and seeking prompt medical attention when necessary, individuals can help protect themselves and their communities from the spread of viral and bacterial infections.


We provide excellent service to the southern California area for allergies and allergic reaction treatment.

Newport Center Urgent Care is open 7 days a week, (and all holidays), to serve patients of all ages with any non-life-threatening illness or injury. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am-8pm, and weekends from 8am-6pm.

Our clinic is equipped and staffed to provide excellent medical care for patients with allergies and allergic reactions. Our providers are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and allergic reactions.

At NCUC, we are also available to provide a wide range of urgent care services, (including but not limited to), x-rays, lab testing, physicals, and occupational medicine. If you have an allergy, suffer from seasonal allergies, or have an allergic reaction, Newport Center Urgent Care is here to help!
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Find out answers to the most commonly asked urgent care questions to help you and your family get the best possible medical care in southern CA.

What are allergies?

Allergies happen when your immune system mistakes something for a foreign substance. This can be anything from pollen to bee venom and even pet dander! Your body produces antibodies as well, which are proteins that fight off any infection by targeting specific cells or chemicals in our bodies so they don’t cause further injury due to pain sensation along with anaphylactic shock if left untreated.

What are the 2 types of allergic reaction?

Type I- immediate reactions happen within minutes after exposure to an allergen. They are caused by antibodies called IgE.

Type 2- delayed reactions happen hours to days after exposure and are caused by other antibodies, such as IgG.

What are some examples of an allergic reaction?

Some examples of an allergic reaction are contact dermatitis (skin irritation from contact with an allergen), exercise-induced asthma (wheezing and shortness of breath during or after exercise), and food intolerance (a reaction that does not involve the immune system).

Can I be allergic to my pet?

Yes, it is possible to be allergic to your pet. Pet allergies are relatively common, and can cause a range of symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, congestion, watery eyes, and itchiness. Some people may also experience more severe reactions such as difficulty breathing or hives.

What is Anaphylactic shock?

Anaphylactic shock is a potentially life-threatening reaction to an allergen. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat and airway, and low blood pressure. Anaphylactic shock requires immediate medical treatment. Epinephrine is the primary treatment for Anaphylactic shock, and it should be administered as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms. Anaphylactic reactions can occur in response to a variety of allergens, including insect stings, certain foods, and medications. People who are at risk for Anaphylactic reactions may carry an epinephrine auto-injector (such as an EpiPen) with them at all times.

Can allergic reactions be treated at home?

If you have a milder allergic reaction, you can usually treat it at home with over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines. However, if your symptoms are not improving or are getting worse, you should see a healthcare provider. You may also want to see a provider if you have a history of severe allergies or if you are not sure what is causing your symptoms.
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Do you have allergies? Ever suffered from an allergic reaction? Newport Center Urgent Care can help you get the relief and medical care you need, quickly and easily. Conveniently located at Fashion Island in the Newport Center Medical Plaza, we are here for you and our neighboring communities.