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Consultation

Your first step is to see a board-certified allergist-immunologist. You can get a referral from your primary care physician or ask for a recommendation from a family member or friend who is seeing an allergist. Find a board-certified allergist in your area.

Find an Allergist
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Testing

At your appointment, your allergist will obtain a detailed medical history, examine you and evaluate your symptoms. Your allergist may perform skin or blood tests to determine what type of allergic disease you have and the causes of your symptoms.

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Treatment

This is the step where you take control of your allergies and get relief from your allergic symptoms.

There are two types of allergy treatments:

Medication Immunotherapy

Treatments

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Diagnosis

If you have never been diagnosed with allergies but think you might have them or aren't sure what causes your allergy symptoms, see an allergist.

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Allergy Medicine

Learn about the medicines that can help control allergy symptoms.

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Shots

Immunotherapy is a preventive treatment for allergic reactions to substances such as grass pollens, house dust mites and bee venom.

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Specialist Care

With the help of an allergist, symptoms can usually be prevented or controlled to improve your quality of life.

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Sublingual Immunotherapy

Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a preventive treatment for allergic reactions that doesn’t require injections.

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Choosing an Allergist

People with asthma or allergies need to see a doctor who’s an expert or specialist in treating asthma and allergies. Allergists are trained to help you take control of your allergies and asthma, so you can live the life you want.

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Allergy Tablets

Allergists can now offer another relief option for certain types of allergies by prescribing allergy tablets.

 

This page was reviewed for accuracy 4/17/2018.