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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

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What do you recommend i expect at an allergist appointment?

What do you recommend i expect at an allergist appointment?

Comprehensive visit: The allergist will take a detailed medical history and examination, after which the appropriate evaluation will be recommended. This may include allergy skin testing, pulmonary function testing, lab tests, or possibly x-rays. Various treatment options will be discussed including medication, avoidance measures and possibly allergen immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you go to an allergist?

Could you tell me what happens when you go to an allergist?

Usually skin tests: It depends why you are going of course, but typically we will do testing to see what you are allergic to. The nature of that will vary depending on if you're allergic to medications, insects, pollen, etc. Scratch tests are most common, and involve a small amount of liquid extract on an applicator which then scratches the skin. Does not draw blood, and can itch but not really hurt. ...Read more

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Allergist wants me to eat the thing that I am allergic to? Why?

Allergist wants me to eat the thing that I am allergic to? Why?

Not sure: Open food challenges to a food that was once a problem, but might not be a problem anymore is very common. Most children will outgrow milk, egg, wheat, soy allergy. The challenge (eating the food again) is usually performed when the chances are very good that the allergy has resolved based on skin tests, blood tests, etc. These challenges are usually performed in the allergists office. ...Read more

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What can I expect at an allergist appointment for over 3 hours?

3 hours!: My longest appointment is an hour to an hour and a half, where i would discuss the symptoms with a new patient and if need be test them for allergens, mostly environmental. If it is a test for a medication or stinging insects, it can take 2 hours. 3 hours is a bit excessive! all depends on your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the allergist going to do when i come in for first appt?

Allergist: The allergist will go over your symptoms and test you according to what you are presenting with. A prick skin test and/or intradermal skin tests are performed to test for a variety of environmental and food allergens. They check your breathing if you have asthma and can guide your treatment according to your triggers. ...Read more

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My allergist uses 0.08 ku/l for negative? I thought you should use 0.35 ku/l

Vague question: Sorry for your question not deserving a correct answer as you did not specify what you are talking about. ...Read more

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Doed allergist diaginose intolerance to foods or what kind of should be seen???

Doed allergist diaginose intolerance to foods or what kind of should be seen???

Yes: Your allergist would be the best source for you to find out whether the food is toxic, allergenic , or just irritating for you. The best treatment is avoidance regardless of the mechanism. ...Read more

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I have an appointment to the allergist Tues. I was supposed to stop taking meds 5 days before the appointment. I forgot and have taken my meds. (Sun)?

I have an appointment to the allergist Tues. I was supposed to stop taking meds 5 days before the appointment. I forgot and have taken my meds. (Sun)?

? reschedule: if your meds included one of the listed medications to avoid, mainly antihistamines. The reason you are asked to hold those meds is that you may very well undergo an allergy skin testing, however, you can call the allergist office, ask if yo an still come for the first appointment and have the skin test on the follow up visit, best wishes ...Read more

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What are allergists vs immunologists?

What are allergists vs immunologists?

Usually the same: Most allergy physicians completed a fellowship in both allergy and immunology. There is significant overlap between the two fields. ...Read more

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What kinds of things do allergists test for?

What kinds of things do allergists test for?

Many things!: Allergists generally test for food, environmental (pollens, animal danders, insects, mold), and certain medication allergies (penicillin and certain types of chemotherapy agents). They can also test for "contact" allergens like metals or other topical allergies. ...Read more