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How do I find out what I'm allergic to?

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Usually your doctor can diagnose allergies based on your symptoms and triggers. If your reactions are more severe or medication doesn’t help, an allergist (a doctor who specializes in treating allergies) may do a skin test to find out what your triggers are.

From: All About Nasal Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Iossifova, Y. , May 2007. Allergy

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton, D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Iossifova, Y. , May 2007. Allergy

Carlson, R. , Hyperion, 2003. The Don't Sweat Guide to Keeping Your Home Clean

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "House Dust Allergy."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Layton, D. , November 2009. Environmental Science & Technology

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 23, 2019

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