Do you have questions about allergy testing, allergy shots, or how to avoid the things that trigger your allergies? Do you wonder what medicine is available?
The following step-by-step guide will help you take control and reduce your allergy symptoms!
I. Let's Get StartedStep 1: What is an allergy?Step 2: The role of the immune systemStep 3: What substances cause allergies?Step 4: Allergy-related conditions
II. Testing and ScreeningStep 5: Should you see an allergist?Step 6: Allergy testing and diagnosis
III. Treating and Managing AllergiesStep 7: Introduction to allergy treatmentStep 8: Avoid allergy triggersStep 9: Types of allergy medicationStep 10: Over-the-counter versus prescription drugsStep 11: ImmunotherapyStep 12: You and your doctor are a team
Allergy fast facts
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Matching your symptoms to a condition
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