If you're suffering from allergy and none yourself prescribed medicines seem to work, then the only option left is going to an allergist. Contrary to popular belief, allergies can be treated and the patient can lead his life without having to worry about sudden itching or sneezing and blocked nose. In the last few years medical science has improved drastically. Many highly effective medicines have been developed. Some people make the mistake of going to a general physician with their allergy problems. If the problem is in its early stages then a general physician might be able to provide some help. But if the allergy problem is more serious than usual then it is out of his hand. In this situation, only an expert will be able to help you out in the best way possible.
An allergist is a medical professional who is a trained specialist in the field of diagnosis and treatment of asthma, much different kind of allergic conditions and the problem's of the body's immune system. From this physician patients can get treatment of bee sting, bug bites and allergies of medicine, latex, animals and food allergies. Some of the following reasons may compel you to go to an allergist –
You have asthma that causes sudden attacks which hamper your sleep, you work, and other activities school etc. some of these attacks can land you in hospital.
Rashes are regularly occurring on your skin. You are facing the problem of severe eczema. You are allergic to certain food items. Your skin is showing severe reactions to insect stings and bug bites
Allergic rhinitis symptoms are regularly occurring and leading to sinus issues which are very painful and hamper your day to day lifestyle.
A good allergist will provide patients with correct treatment and medical advice so that they can properly manage their immune and asthma problems and of course their allergic conditions. The allergist has gained expertise in treatment of asthma and allergic conditions in its various forms and knows about the tests that will help to reveal the patients true condition. The doctor will also prescribe some shots for using in emergency situations. You can ask your general family physician to refer you to a good allergy doctor, who can diagnoses and then treats medical conditions like:
Urticaria (hives) Asthma Frequent colds Chronic sinus infections Allergic eye diseases – Atopic dermatitis (eczema) Immune problems Chronic cough Bronchitis Allergic rhinitis
When it comes to children, not only do the need a good allergist but they also require an allergist who is well experienced in treating children. Children are more delicate and they need special care. Otherwise there may be some negative impact of the treatment on them. Before going to an allergist carefully it is known about him in details his qualification to it his amount of experience and if possible, his performance from ex patients. With the proper approach you can lead an allergy free life.