Allergy and Symptoms
What is an Allergy?
An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to an inappropriate stimulus, such as dust, pollen, grass, pet dander, mold, etc. The immune system believes it is being invaded by a parasite rather than a harmless allergen in the environment, and therefore it rallies its defenses to fight off the enemy.
The list of symptoms caused by allergies is longer than you might think. Primary signs of allergies include:
- Runny or congested nose
- Watery and itchy eyes
- Frequent ear infections
- Sinus headaches
- Nasal polyps
- Conjunctivitis (eye irritation)
- Muscle and / or joint pain
- Skin rashes and eczema
- Mental problems such as confusion, slow thinking, depression and forgetfulness
- Respiratory effects including endless colds, chronic cough, recurrent bronchitis
Of course, there are many possible reasons for these symptoms. The only way to know if they are caused by allergies is to take an allergy test.
Doctors Express Cincinnati offers a pain-free skin test that provides answers in just 15-minutes; results are read on the spot.
Treatment for Non-Life Threatening Conditions Including:
- Colds & Coughs
- Breaks & Sprains
- Flu & Virus
- Sore Throat
- Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
- Back Pain, Joint Pain, Body Aches
- Headache, Migraine Pain, Dizziness
- Asthma, Breathing Treatments
- Bites & Rashes
- Cuts & Burns
- Earaches or Infection
- Minor Injuries
- Ear Cleaning
- Physical Exams for School, Sports, Work
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Upset Stomach, Heartburn
- Skin Infections
- Pediatric Illness
- Aches & Pains
- Cold Sores
- Pink Eye, Minor Eye Injuries
- Immunizations and TB Tests
- Immigration Physicals
It has become more and more difficult to see your doctor when you get sick. For the past three years I have been bringing my family to Doctors Express whenever we need to see the doctor that day. We never need to make an appointment, they can take care of just about anything, and they always call afterward to make sure we are getting better.
Jen, 45 Doctors Express patient/parent 3 years
I fell and twisted my ankle while walking the dog one morning. I didn't want to go to the emergency room because of the long waits and I knew that my primary care physician couldn't take x-rays in her office. I went to Doctors Express where they were able take my x-rays, tell me that nothing was broken, and provide me with crutches and a brace. All in under one hour! Why go anywhere else.
Frank, 58 Doctors Express patient - 2 years
The medical staff is the back-bone of the Doctors Express team. We are professionals and health care partners with the physicians. Taking care of sick people is just a part of what I do. It's a high-tech, high touch career with Doctors Express. Just hearing my patients say they appreciate me makes my day.
Cindy, RN Doctors Express RN
This new approach to urgent care - with the firm belief that medicine can be convenient, of the highest quality, compassionate and brought to patients at a value price - is catching on.
Peter Ross, CEO Doctors Express
As a business owner, I know how important reducing unnecessary costs are to your company's bottom line. Together, we can manage your company's occupational health needs and reduce health care costs while improving your employees' overall health.
Peter Ross Doctors Express, CEO
I like Doctors Express because they have physicians on-site every day. And if you need an x-ray you get to take it with you. I'm in college and took my x-rays to my doctor at home.
Nick, 19 Doctors Express Patient 2 years
With no night call, I work hard during the day and spend evenings with my wife. When I'm not working I enjoy traveling, hiking and spending time with family. I'm dedicated to medicine, my patients and my family.
Dr. Jane Doctors Express Physician.
Doctors Express is a great place for X-Ray techs. I love my job and the patients are great. I also train for triathlons. I can work hard during the day and train hard in the evenings. It's the best of both.
Jake, X-Ray Tech, Doctors Express, 2 years
I really enjoy the one-on-one interaction with the patients. That's important to me because I have gotten to know many of our patients over the years.
Kathy, RN, 3 years
I was at a picnic on a Sunday when my son fell and cut open his knee. He needed immediate care and stitches I knew my family's doctor office was not open. I was dreading the fact that I had to go to the ER on a weekend since I knew I would be waiting for 4-5 hours to be seen. A family member told me about DE and I rushed him to the center. He was quickly treated, stitched and back at the party within an hour. Thank you DE for the fast and efficient care.
One of many family members
using DE since 2007
I felt horrible when I woke up. I called my doctor but they couldn't fit me in until next week. I really needed some relief and couldn't wait. I called Doctors Express and was told to come right in. With no appointment needed, I was seen, given my medication, and was feeling better in just a short time. I didn't have to miss work and was back to normal in no time!
Amy, Doctors Express Patient
Doctors Express really understands the need to get my employees back to work as soon as possible. They are quick to see my employees and as a business owner, time missed means money missed. I'm grateful to have Doctors Express in my neighborhood.