When to see an Allergist
It is not uncommon for individuals to suffer year after year with symptoms that affect their quality of life and, unfortunately, never realize that the care of a board-certified allergist/immunologist can provide great relief and improved quality of life. If you or someone you care for suffers from any of the symptoms below, it may be time to see an allergist-immunologist.
- If you have a cough that will not go away.
- To confirm the diagnosis of allergies or asthma.
- To define the potential triggers of your allergic symptoms or asthma.
- If you have had an allergic reaction caused by food, insect sting, or medication.
- Your allergies and/or asthma are interfering with your ability to fulfill your activities of daily living.
- You are experiencing the warning signs of asthma, such as shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing often, especially at night or after exercise or experiencing tightness in your chest.
- To decrease the need for daily medications to treat allergies and/or asthma.
- Antihistamines, decongestants and/or over-the-counter medications do not control your allergy or asthma symptoms, or create unacceptable side effects, such as drowsiness or nervousness.
- Suffering from more than three ear, sinus, throat or lung infections in a year.
- When there is an increase of allergy symptoms after the introduction of a new pet into the home.
- An infant or child with eczema.
- Allergic rashes such as hives and contact sensitivities.
If you are affected by any of these symptoms, please contact one of our eight convenient office locations to schedule an appointment with a Board Certified allergist/immunoliogist.