• Phone: 747-212-3441
  • Advanced Illness Management: 747-307-3708
  • Fax: 747-273-0965

1560 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 355
Glendale, CA 91206

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Allergies & Allergic Reactions 

If you need treatment for allergies or an allergic reaction, turn to the caring and compassionate providers at Vituity Family Medicine Center. Our practice is 100% owned and led by doctors, and we proudly care for our community in Glendale, CA, making us an excellent option for care when you need it.

What Are Allergies?

An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system mistakenly identifies an otherwise harmless substance (an allergen) as being dangerous. There are various types of allergies, including environmental allergies (e.g., pet dander and dust mites) and seasonal allergies (e.g., pollen and ragweed). Some people also have allergies to certain foods, such as peanuts and shellfish.

Common Allergy Symptoms

So, what does an allergic reaction feel like? When someone experiences an allergic reaction, their symptoms might include:

  • Red, watery eyes
  • Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling
  • Itchiness
  • Hives (a raised skin rash that may be red or flesh-colored)

It is important to note that when pink eye is caused by bacteria or a virus, the infection is highly contagious. So, to be safe, you should dispose of any used eye makeup, wash your towels and pillowcases, and avoid touching your eyes. And if you wear contact lenses, you should throw away any used disposable contacts and disinfect any reusable ones.

Your Top Choice for Allergy Treatment

The next time you experience an allergic reaction, visit Vituity Family Medicine Center Glendale, CA  which you’ll find at 1560 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 355. We strive to make the treatment process as easy and convenient as possible for our patients. We are open five days a week, and offer same-day appointment. Our skilled providers will efficiently diagnose the cause of your allergy symptoms and recommend a customized course of treatment that will deliver the relief you need as quickly as possible.

Call (747) 212-3441 to make an appointment for your allergy needs.