Family Practice & Primary Care Practice located in Sugar Land, TX

If seasonal wheezing, watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing due to allergies diminish your quality of life, see the experts at Voss Family Clinic in Sugar Land, Texas. The skilled medical specialists provide allergy and asthma relief to eliminate bothersome symptoms once and for all. Call the office to schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature, or walk in today.

Allergies Q&A

What are allergies?

Allergies are your body’s response to exposure to allergens or substances that cause the body to react negatively. Allergy symptoms range from mild to severe and sometimes life-threatening. Asthma, a condition that narrows your airways and causes breathing problems, may accompany allergies. 

The good news is that effective allergy and asthma treatment is within reach with the help of Voss Family Clinic specialists.

What are the symptoms of allergies?

The symptoms of allergies include:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Red, itchy, watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Wheezing
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty breathing

You might be allergic to the following:

  • Insect stings
  • Pet dander
  • Mold spores
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Latex
  • Certain foods
  • Some medications 

You may have asthma with or without allergies, though the two often accompany each other. 

Risk factors for allergies include a family history of allergies or asthma, being a child, and having an asthma diagnosis.

Do I have allergies?

Voss Family Clinic offers allergy and asthma testing to determine if you have one or both of these conditions. They review your medical history, check your vital signs, and complete a physical exam before offering:


Allergy testing

Skin prick testing, patch testing, and blood tests are common ways to screen for allergies. During patch testing, you wear a patch containing potential allergens on your skin for a specified period of time. Your specialist can prick your skin with tiny amounts of possible allergens during a skin prick test. They look for a red raised bump that indicates an allergic reaction. 


Asthma testing

You breathe through a specialized device that measures your lung function during asthma testing. You can repeat breathing tests after using an inhaler to determine if bronchodilators improve your breathing efficiency. 

How are allergies treated?

Common allergy treatments include oral pills, nasal sprays, allergy shots, and avoiding allergens. Your Voss Family Clinic specialist may prescribe an epinephrine pen to inject yourself in case of a severe allergic reaction.

Immunotherapy is custom tailored to each patient based on the results of their allergies. Injections can be easily administered once a week in clinic or at home.

Inhalers are common treatments for asthma. You might use them only when you struggle with shortness of breath, such as during exercise. It’s also important to avoid smoking, limit exposure to air pollution, and keep the air inside your home clean.

Follow up with your Voss Family Clinic specialist as needed to ensure your allergy or asthma treatment is effective or receive prescription refills.

Call the Voss Family Clinic office, use the online booking feature, or walk-in today to find relief from allergies and asthma.