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Why see an allergist?*

A board certified allergist is a physician specially trained to diagnose and treat allergies, asthma and primary immunodeficiency disorders. In addition to a medical degree their qualifications include:
  • Three-year residency training in internal medicine or pediatrics
  • Additional two or three year fellowship training in asthma, allergy, and immunology
Board certified allergists:
  • Treat more than just symptoms
  • Can identify the source of your suffering and develop a treatment plan to eliminate symptoms
  • Provide you with the most cost-effective care and best outcomes
  • Are specialists in administering allergy shots (immunotherapy), which can actually alter the progression of allergic disease, curing patients of symptoms and preventing asthma and the development of other allergies

When to see an allergist?*

  • Your  allergies are causing symptoms such as chronic sinus infections, nasal congestion or difficulty breathing
  • You experience hay fever or other allergy symptoms several months out of the year
  • Antihistamines and over-the-counter medications do not control your allergy symptoms or create unacceptable side effects, such as drowsiness
  • Your asthma or allergies are interfering with your ability to carry on day-to-day activities
  • Your asthma or allergies decrease the quality of your life
  • You are experiencing warning signs of serious asthma such as:
    • You sometimes have to struggle to catch your breath
    • You often wheeze or cough, especially at night or after exercise
    • You are frequently short of breath or feel tightness in your chest
    • You have previously been diagnosed with asthma, and you have frequent asthma attacks even though you are taking asthma medication
* Source: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)