An allergy doctor is a healthcare provider who has undergone extensive
training in the evaluation
and treatment of patients who suffer from allergies and/or asthma. By seeking
proper care from
an allergist, you’re likely to find that your quality of life improves
as your symptoms become
better managed. There are a number of reasons why you might schedule a
visit to an allergy
Have You Experienced Possible Symptoms of Allergies or Asthma?
You should see an allergy specialist if you’ve been experiencing
persistent shortness of breath,
wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. These asthma symptoms may
noticeable after exercise or at night. You should also see an allergy doctor
if you’ve noticed
potential symptoms of allergies, which may include hives, eczema, contact
congestion, runny nose, or itchy eyes and nose.
Are You Unsure of Your Allergy or Asthma Triggers?
Even if you’ve already been diagnosed with allergies or asthma, you
can benefit from making a
follow-up appointment with an allergy specialist. The doctor can identify
the triggers that may be
causing your asthma. Some common asthma triggers include irritants, allergens,
air, humid air, infections, and certain medications. The allergist can
also perform skin testing to
determine your allergy triggers, which may include certain foods, drugs,
insect stings, animal
dander, pollen, dust mites, mold, and cockroaches.
Are Your Current Medications Insufficient to Control Your Symptoms?
It’s not uncommon for an allergy or asthma patient to visit an allergy
doctor to have his or her
medications adjusted. Sometimes, patients initially tried over-the-counter
medications, only to
find that they did not bring sufficient relief of asthma or allergy symptoms.
An allergy doctor can
prescribe stronger medications. You could also visit an allergy doctor
if you’ve been
experiencing unpleasant side effects from your medications, such as drowsiness.
may adjust your medications to help you tolerate your treatment.
Board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician
staff of Allergy & Asthma
Specialists. Allergy doctors at this premier medical practice provide comprehensive
asthma diagnostics and state of the art treatment, including two types
of immunotherapy, at
offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia,
Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule today online at
www.AllergyandAsthmaWellness.com or by calling 1-800-86COUGH, extension two.