Allergies Specialist

Metropolitan Comprehensive Medical Center

Primary Care Physician & Sports Medicine located in San Diego, CA

Millions of adults and children suffer from allergies. Symptoms can be mild, or they can be severe enough to impact your quality of life. Men, women, and children in San Diego, California can get quick relief from allergy symptoms at Metropolitan Comprehensive Medical Center. Calvin Wong, MD provides compassionate care and thorough testing to identify the underlying cause of your condition. Call today or book an appointment online.

Allergies Q & A

What are allergies?

An allergy is your body’s response to what it perceives as an invader or allergen, such as pollen or pet dander. Your immune system releases certain chemicals to protect your body against the substance. That’s what’s called an allergic reaction.

What symptoms do allergies cause?

If you touch, swallow, or inhale something you’re allergic to, a variety of reactions can occur. Depending on whether your allergies are related to seasons, food, or substances, you may experience some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Rashes
  • Hives
  • Watery, red eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Swelling
  • Stomach aches
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Anaphylaxis

What are some common allergy triggers?

Almost any substance can trigger an allergic reaction. However, there are some common allergy triggers:

  • Plants (poison ivy, grasses, weeds)
  • Pet hair and dander
  • Mold
  • Household cleaners and detergents
  • Personal care products
  • Foods (nuts, wheat, shellfish, eggs, and soy)
  • Insect stings and bites
  • Certain medications
  • Pollen

How can allergies be treated?

At Metropolitan Comprehensive Medical Center, Dr. Wong provides extensive allergy testing for identifying what’s causing your allergy symptoms. An on-site lab produces same-day results so Dr. Wong can get right to work on making you feel better.

While there’s no known cure for allergies, many treatments are available to help you manage and minimize the effects of allergies.

To relieve your aggravating symptoms, Dr. Wong combines traditional and non-conventional medicine to help you heal holistically. Besides suggesting natural, at-home remedies, he may prescribe allergy shots, antihistamines, nasal spray, or eye drops.

If your symptoms are severe or life-threatening, Dr. Wong can treat you immediately and connect you with an allergist for ongoing, specialized care.

Don’t let allergies slow you down. Call now for an appointment to see Dr. Wong, or use the button below to schedule your appointment online.