Allergic Reactions Treatment Near Maui, HI
Are you dealing with an allergic reaction that is mild to moderate in severity? If you live near Maui, Hawaii, you can receive phenomenal allergic reaction treatment at Minit Medical Urgent Care in Kahului, Hawaii! Call us for more information or come in for a walk-in appointment. We are open seven days a week for your convenience!
Whenever your body reacts negatively to an environmental, food, or chemical trigger, it can feel like your health is spiraling out of control! However, the best thing to do is not panic but to seek medical attention as soon as possible. If your allergic reaction is not life-threatening, in which case we urge you to go to the nearest emergency room, we welcome you to come to Minit Medical Urgent Care for high-quality medical care!
How long does it take for an allergic reaction to go away?
The length of time it takes for an allergic reaction to go away depends on a few different factors, such as the severity and type of allergic reaction. As such, it can take anywhere from minutes to hours to days or weeks for the symptoms of the allergic reaction to go away. The different types of allergic reactions and their typical duration are outlined as follows:
- Anaphylactic reactions: also known as type I allergic reactions, anaphylactic reactions strike fast and furious. They typically start within minutes and reach peak severity within 30 minutes and disappear after one hour or so, often requiring emergency room care, as they are the most severe type of allergic reactions. That said, the symptoms can sometimes come back after a few hours and even last for a few days, although it is very rare for that to happen.
- Cytotoxic reactions: also known as type II allergic reactions, cytotoxic reactions occur when antibodies destroy specific cells that bind themselves to antigens. Typically, this type of allergic reaction occurs in unsuccessful blood transfusions, autoimmune disorders, and harmful drug reactions. These reactions take around two to 24 hours to develop.
- Immunocomplex reactions: type III of allergic reactions is similar to type II in that it involves antibodies and proteins, but they can become chronic, as is the case with lupus. Symptoms typically appear within three to six hours after exposure to the trigger, with immunocomplex reactions.
- Cell-mediated reactions: type IV hypersensitivity differs in that it does not involve proteins but rather the direct interaction between cells and antigens. Cell-mediated reactions are also called delayed-type hypersensitivity because they often take between two to three days to materialize after exposure to the trigger.
If you have further questions about how long it will take for your allergic reaction to go away, come and visit us at Minit Medical Urgent Care, where our board-certified physicians can provide an accurate diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for how long to expect the allergic reaction symptoms to last.
Where do I go if I have an allergic reaction?
As long as your symptoms are not severe or life-threatening, an urgent care clinic is a great place to receive treatment for an allergic reaction, especially if you do not have a primary care provider or cannot see them in short order. However, if you are experiencing a severe anaphylactic response, you should go straight to the emergency room, as you may require life-saving care. Urgent care clinics are designed to take on the lion’s share of patients that are not experiencing life-threatening medical emergencies so that emergency rooms can focus exclusively on saving lives. As such, urgent care clinics are not adequately equipped to handle life-threatening medical emergencies. You should visit the emergency room for an allergic reaction that manifests any of the following symptoms:
- Chest tightness or difficulty breathing
- Extreme confusion, dizziness, or light-headedness
- Flushed or pale skin
- Heart palpitations
- Loss of consciousness
- Numbness or tingling in the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, or lips
- Rash or hives all over your body
- Swelling of the face or tongue
- Weak or rapid pulse
Can Urgent Care treat allergic reactions?
Urgent care can provide exceptional treatment of any allergic reaction that is not life-threatening! Whether you have allergic conjunctivitis or rhinitis or are dealing with a minor food allergic reaction, our board-certified physicians at Minit Medical Urgent Care can provide excellent treatment to help minimize your symptoms and get your body back to normal.
We welcome you to Minit Medical Urgent Care if you are dealing with an allergic reaction! No appointment is necessary. Come and see us at 270 Dairy Road, Suite 239, in Kahului, Hawaii, and one of our physicians will see you shortly!