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How do you know if you have an allergy?

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Confirm you have allergies. Only a doctor can tell you for sure whether you have an allergy. You may have something else, such as an infection. When you know what you have, you can get the right treatment.

From: When to See an Allergist WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Allergy Treatment." 

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "When Should I See an Allergist?"

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Over-the-Counter Medications."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Allergy Treatment." 

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "When Should I See an Allergist?"

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Over-the-Counter Medications."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 30, 2019

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