More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Allergies can be associated with chronic conditions like sinusitis and asthma, and allergic reactions can be slightly bothersome to life-threatening.
“Allergy season is upon us, and although allergies generally cannot be prevented, allergic reactions can be helped or controlled,” said Karen Barber, CEO of Yoakum Community Hospital.
Avoiding contact with allergens—if known—can help, and many people can reduce their symptoms by staying in air-conditioned environments during peak hay-fever season, avoiding certain foods, and eliminating dust mites and animal dander in their homes.
However, if nothing seems to help, medical evaluation may be the best next step. Providers associated with Yoakum Family Practice can assess seasonal concerns like allergies and recommend strategies to help.
“At Yoakum Family Practice, we focus on providing excellent care to every patient every time, whether it’s a seasonal concern, an illness or injury or something more serious,” said CEO Barber. “Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate healthcare for our neighbors and surrounding communities.”
For the convenience of patients, Yoakum Family Practice is located at 1200 Carl Ramert Drive, Suite D, Yoakum, TX 77995 and hours are designed to meet busy schedules. Please call us today at (361) 293-7061 to schedule an appointment.