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Will an allergist check that I'm taking the right medicine?

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Yes, your allergist should confirm that you're taking the right type of allergy medicine. Over-the-counter drugs can often help with allergies. Some people, though, also need prescription medicine to handle the symptoms. Your doctor can advise you about your medicines and make sure you have the prescriptions you need.

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

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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

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