Allergy Treatment

Source:  American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Step 1:  Consultation

Your first step is to see a board-certified allergist-immunologist. You may be sent by your primary care physician, follow the recommendation of a family member or friend who is seeing an allergist, or find an allergist certified by the ACAAI in your area.

Step 2:  Testing

Your allergist will obtain a detailed medical history, examine you and evaluate your symptoms. Tests will be performed to find out the type of your allergic disease. Skin tests or allergy blood tests may be needed to find out the precise causes of your allergic symptoms.

Step 4:  Treatment

This is the step where your allergic symptoms and you get better.

Diagnosis

If you have never been diagnosed with allergies but think you might have them or aren’t sure what causes your allergy symptoms, see an allergist.

Allergy Medicine

Learn about the medicines that can help control allergy symptoms.

Shots

Immunotherapy is a preventive treatment for allergic reactions to substances such as grass pollens, house dust mites and bee venom.

Specialist Care

With the help of an allergist, symptoms usually can be prevented or controlled with major improvement in quality of life.

Sublingual Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a preventive treatment for allergic reactions to substances such as grass pollens, house dust mites and bee venom.

Choosing an Allergist

People with asthma or allergies need to see a doctor who’s an expert or specialist in treating asthma and allergies. Allergists are experts in treating asthma and allergies.

Allergy Tablets

Allergists can now offer more relief options to some allergy patients: Allergy tablets may be prescribed to treat people who are allergic to ragweed and some grass pollen.