When to See an Allergist

When to See an Allergist         24 March 2016


When to See an Allergist



 If you have asthma or think you might, you should see an allergist if you: ________________________________________________________________

Have asthma symptoms every day and often at night that limit your activity
Have had a life-threatening asthma attack
Do not meet asthma treatment goals after three to six months or don’t respond to treatment
Have unusual or hard to diagnose symptoms
Have other conditions such as severe hay fever or sinusitis that complicate your asthma or make it hard to diagnose
Need more tests to find out what causes your symptoms
Need more instruction on your treatment plan, medicines or asthma triggers
Might be helped by allergy shots
Need treatment with a medicine called oral corticosteroids or have used this medicine more than twice in one year
Have stayed in the hospital because of asthma
Need help to identify your asthma triggers
Have questions about an asthma diagnosis
Request a referral


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