Anyone with allergies and asthma should be able to feel good, be active all day and sleep well at night. You don’t need to accept less. An allergist can help you find relief.
An allergist is a doctor who is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases and conditions such as:
- Asthma and frequent cough
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- Sinus infections
- Eye allergies
- Reactions to food, insect stings and drugs
- Skin allergies, including eczema and hives
- Immune system problems that might cause frequent infections
When should I see an allergist?
If you have any of these conditions, you should see an allergist.
Allergists treat two of the nation’s most common health problems – allergies and asthma! More than 50 million people in the United States have these allergic diseases. Although symptoms may not always be severe, allergies and asthma are serious and should be treated that way. Many people with these diseases don’t realize how much better than can feel.
It’s especially important to talk to an allergist if:
1. Your allergies are causing the symptoms such as sinus infections, nasal congestion or difficulty breathing.
2. You experience hay fever or other allergy symptoms several months out of the year.
3. Antihistamines and other-the-counter medications do not control your allergy symptoms or create unacceptable side effects, such as drowsiness.
4. Your allergies or asthma are interfering with your ability to carry on day-to-day activities.
5. You sometimes have to struggle to catch your breath or feel tightness in your chest.
6. You often wheeze or cough, especially at night or after exercise.
7. You previously have been treated for asthma, but you still have frequent attacks even though you are taking asthma medications.
8. You have had reactions to food, medications or stinging insects.
Working with your allergist, you can find relief from your allergy and asthma symptoms!