Allergies

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**Results and experiences can vary**

Allergies can hinder everyday life. But rest assured there are viable and healthy solutions!
At AssociatesMD we specialize in Allergy Testing and treatment. Our physicians and physician extenders have undergone extensive training and credentialing to assure our patients that they will get the highest quality primary care and service. We are highly trusted and are the leaders in providing care options.
In regards to Allergy Testing & Treatment, here is some additional information on the procedures.

Diagnosis
Allergy Testing: The Physical Exam
Food Allergy Testing
Allergy Symptom Diary
Elimination Diet

Tests
Allergy Skin Test
Blood Test for Allergies
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Allergy Testing: The Physical Exam
The first thing your doctor will do is talk to you. He will examine you and ask questions about your symptoms and your family’s history ofallergies, such as:
• What kinds of symptoms do you have?
• How long have you had them?
• When symptoms happen, how long do they last?
• Do your symptoms come and go throughout the year, or do they last year-round?
• Do your symptoms happen when you are outdoors, or indoors — like when you clean your house?
• Do they get worse when you are around pets? Do you have any pets?
• Do you smoke? Does anyone in your family smoke?
• Do your symptoms keep you from doing things, or from sleeping at night?
• What makes your symptoms better? What types of treatments have you tried? What allergy drugs are you taking now? Do they help?
• What other medications are you taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements?
• What kind of heating system do you have? Do you have central air conditioning?
• Do you have any other health conditions, such as asthma or high blood pressure?
• Do you have problems with your sense of smell or taste?
• Do you get better on the weekend and worse when you go back to work?

Your doctor may suggest that you see a board-certified allergist who specializes in diagnosing and treating allergies, or he may recommend medication. If an allergist is recommended, he may do allergy testing to find out exactly what you’re allergic to, so together you can create the right treatment plan.

Questions
  • What’s causing my allergies?
  • What allergy symptoms should I be concerned about? When should I call the doctor?
  • What allergy medications or other treatments are available? What are the benefits and side effects of each treatment?
  • Will I need allergy shots?
  • Should I take medicine all the time or only when my allergy symptoms get worse?
  • Should I stop exercising outside?
  • What types of plants are better to put in my yard if I have allergies?
  • What can I do around my house to reduce allergies?
  • What can I do to decrease allergy symptoms when I have to go outside?
  • How can I tell the difference between allergies and a cold or the flu?
  • Will changing my diet help?
  • How often should I come in for follow-up appointments?
Food Allergy Testing
The Most Common Food Allergies
Allergy Symptom Diary
Skin Testing or Skin Prick Test
Elimination Diet
How does the elimination diet work?
Allergy Skin Test
What Happens During a Skin Test?
Is It Safe?
After Your Test
BloodTests for Allergies
Types of Allergy Blood Tests
Why Allergy Blood Tests Are Done
Pros and Cons of Allergy Blood Tests
Disadvantages of allergy blood tests include:
Allergy Blood Test Results
Side Effects of Allergy Blood Tests

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