Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried that I may have allergies.
  • I have allergies, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have allergies, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried that I may have allergies.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on June 26, 2020

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of allergies?
  2. What is causing my allergic reaction? Is there a test to find out?
  3. Is there anything I can do to relieve my allergy symptoms?
  4. What can I do to avoid allergies?
  5. Am I at risk for a serious allergic reaction? What should I do to prevent it?

I have allergies, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on June 26, 2020

  1. Can I control my allergies by avoiding the things that trigger my reaction?
  2. Would medication or desensitization therapy help? What do you recommend?
  3. What are the risks and side effects of allergy treatments?
  4. When and how often can I take allergy medications?
  5. Should I see an allergy specialist?

I have allergies, and I'm sick or having problems.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on June 26, 2020

  1. Could my symptoms be caused by an allergy or a different problem?
  2. Am I having side effects of the allergy medication I take?
  3. Could I be overusing my allergy medication?
  4. Should I switch to a different allergy treatment?
  5. What more can I do to avoid things that trigger my allergies?