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When clients come to us at Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group, they have often been thinking about visiting an allergist for months or even years. They often do not know when it is time to see us, and as a result, they wait for no reason. They end up dealing with months or years of symptoms when we could have helped them right away. Review the following to find out what issues can lead a person to visit the allergist.
Put simply, if you feel like you are constantly getting a cold, you have a constant cough, or your head is always congested, then it is time to see an allergist. It is common for the symptoms of asthma and allergies to develop over time, which can make it harder for sufferers to realize what they are dealing with.
Many people put up with sneezing, wheezing, and nasal congestion for months or even years without getting help. They often do not realize that they are dealing with allergies and that an allergist can help them prevent or control these issues.
Some people do not visit an allergist because they do not realize they have allergies, while others do know, but they do not think that allergists can help. This is false. The best way to reduce or eliminate your allergy symptoms is to work with an allergist who can use their specialized training to create a treatment plan for your specific needs. The goal is to help you become as symptom-free as possible, and this takes planning, skill, and patience – which your allergist can provide.
When you visit the allergist, the specific steps we will take will vary based on the symptoms you have and your medical history. However, we generally begin with allergy testing so that we know exactly what we are dealing with.
Once we have the results, we can educate you on the specific allergies you are facing and what triggers can make it worse. There are medications that can help with allergies too, and a number of them are new and much more effective than medications were in the past. The best option might be allergy shots or sublingual tablets, depending on the specifics of your case.
If you believe that you might have allergies, or if you know you do but the medications you used to take no longer help, then it is time to visit an allergist – it is that simple. When you work with Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group, we can help you find the best treatment and can continue to monitor your progress so that you get long-term results. Contact us now at 805-658-9500 to get started.