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How does an allergist diagnoses allergies?

 

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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.

When you visit an allergist, the doctor will:

  • Take a medical history. You will be asked about your health, your symptoms, and whether members of your family have asthma or allergies such as hay fever, hives, or skin rashes such as eczema.
  • Ask you about your symptoms. The doctor will want to know when symptoms occur, how often they happen, and what seems to bring them on. The allergist will also ask about your work, home, and eating habits to see if these can provide clues to help pinpoint your allergy.
  • Do a physical exam.
  • Conduct allergy tests.

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