Indoor Allergens (cont.)
Rick Kulkarni, MD
Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C
Richard F Lockey, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Timothy D Rice, MD
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Exams and Tests
Generally, your physician will be able to identify the problem by examining you and asking questions. Treatment can begin without further evaluation or testing.
Tests and x-ray films are not required except under unusual circumstances.
If you don't respond well to treatment or if there is any doubt about what is causing the reaction, an allergy specialist (allergist) can use skin tests that may identify the allergen. Many people find this worthwhile before going through elaborate procedures to remove allergens from their home or making the painful decision to get rid of a pet.
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