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Allergic Reaction (cont.)

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Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What are your allergy symptoms?
  • How long have you had these symptoms?
  • Do you have an idea of what is causing your symptoms?
  • Are your allergies present all year, or do they get better or worse with different seasons?
  • What have you tried at home to decrease your symptoms? Has it helped?
  • What prescription or nonprescription medicines have you tried in the past? What worked and what didn't?
  • What other prescription and nonprescription medicines are you taking?
  • Have you recently gotten a tattoo or body piercing?
  • Do you have any health risks?

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedApril 8, 2013

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