(May 4, 2015) According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately 50 million Americans suffer from some form of allergies. An allergy is a heightened sensitivity to a foreign substance (called an allergen) that causes the body’s defense system (the immune system) to overact when defending itself. Allergies can generally be controlled with proper prevention and treatment.
With the onset of spring, allergy season is in full bloom. May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. “Allergy is a leading chronic disease in the United States and symptoms vary greatly in severity and type. They can include running, stuffed or itchy nose, swollen and burning eyes to difficulty breathing to name a few,” says Chad Sherwood, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Urgent Team. “Many people of all ages suffer from allergies.”
Treatment is determined on an individual basis as prescribed by your physician. Urgent Team can provide allergy testing at select locations. Click HERE for more information about allergies. If you have any questions, please contact your local Urgent Team Center and get more information.
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Urgent Team, has twenty locations in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, is part of the Urgent Team Family of Centers, one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast. The Urgent Team Family of Centers provides quality and affordable family healthcare at 85 locations under seven brands: Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Washington Regional Urgent Care, Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Physicians Care, Urgent Team, Sherwood Urgent Care, and Baptist Health Urgent Care. Urgent Team’s convenient, walk-in centers provide a range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. Urgent Team offers 24/7 online scheduling with Hold My Spot®. Urgent Team’s company headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit UrgentTeam.net.