Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Skin Allergies

  1. What's causing my skin allergy? Am I allergic to something specific?
  2. Do I need allergy testing? Should I see a specialist?
  3. What will make my rash feel better? Will it go away?
  4. Can I use over-the-counter medications, or do I need prescription drugs?
  5. If I need medicine, what are the possible side effects?
  6. Are there things I should avoid?
  7. Can I take something to prevent an allergic reaction?
  8. Are there other treatments that could help?
  9. Should I be worried about an allergic emergency? What should I watch for?
  10. Do I need to be concerned about other allergies?
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on April 14, 2018

Sources

SOURCES:

AAAAI: "Skin Allergy: Treatment and Management."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Allergic Rhinitis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor."

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation: "What Questions Should I Ask an Allergist on an Initial Visit?"

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