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Best allergists in the fresno, calif area? Do you know of any?

Go to website: Go to www.Acaai.Org and click the "find an allergist" button at the top/right of the web site, enter your zip code. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on changing allergists and having to repeat tests?

Allergists: Just like any other medical specialty, some physicians are more knowledgable than others. Find a physician who explains things well and who you feel is compatible with your personality. ...Read more

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What should I expect seeing an allergist?

What should I expect seeing an allergist?

History & skin test: A detailed history paying particular attention to the environmental and occupational exposure will be the first thing. This will be followed by a focused physical exam. Lung function tests may be obtained if you have respiratory problem. A chest ct and/or sinus ct may be ordered. Allergy skin testing will likely be ordered to pinpoint your allergies. Blood tests are less dependable. ...Read more

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When should someone see an allergist?

When should someone see an allergist?

As necessary: If your allergy symptoms are uncomfortable and/or interfere with your routine activities, you could try OTC's like Claritin, (loratadine) Zyrtec or Allegra 1st.. If they aren't effective, see a primary care doc for prescription meds and advice. If that's not effect, then see an allergist or ENT. On the other hand, if your allergies are severe (hives/ anaphylaxis/swelling of the throat) seek immediate care! ...Read more

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How do allergists find what i'm allergic to?

How do allergists find what i'm allergic to?

With easy tests and: First the allergist takes a complete history of your symptoms and then examines you. Depending on what they find, a simple scratch test is done for specific substances, which might be causing your allergies..Sometimes they may also do a blood test. ...Read more

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Does an allergist put you out while testing?

Does an allergist put you out while testing?

No: Allergy testing is done while the patient is awake--there is no need for sedation prior to skin testing. ...Read more

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What can I expect at an allergist appointment?

What can I expect at an allergist appointment?

As other MDs plus: More emphasis in history and physical related to environment, occupation, family, and thorough examination of upper and lower airways, skin and rest of physical exam, peculiar tests if deems necessary: allergy skin testing, lung function testing, exhaled no measurent, upper airway endoscopy, and others, also an important component is patient education about the condition a patient is sufferin fr. ...Read more

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What to expect during first allergist appointment?

What to expect during first allergist appointment?

Answer: Writing a check for testing not covered by insurance-probably $400 out of pocket expenses. Then get a prescription and a followup appointment.. ...Read more

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What tests do you take when you go to an allergist?

What tests do you take when you go to an allergist?

Skin testing: The most common testing performed at the allergist's office if skin testing to pollen, mold, food, etc. ...Read more

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On average, how long will an allergist appointment last?

On average, how long will an allergist appointment last?

Depends: Depends on the allergist, the nature of the problem and the type of evaluation needed. The first visit is usually the longest especially if testing is done. A detailed history is take and an examination performed. If allergy skin testing and / or pulmonary function testing is done at the time it may take 1 to 3 hours for the evaluation to be completed. ...Read more