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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 to expect during my allergist appointment; how many needles will he poke me?

What to expect during my allergist appointment; how many needles will he poke me?

Not really needles..: Most skin testing is done without needles. The prick test devices look like little plastic toothpicks. Depending on your circumstances there may be 30-70 prick tests, less some times, but rarely more. If a bunch of prick tests are negative, there may be a few injection tests, usually less than 20. ...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 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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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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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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When not to take an allergy pills / inhalers before an allergist appointment?

When not to take an allergy pills / inhalers before an allergist appointment?

Check with your doc: Antihistamines will interfere with skin testing and some last longer than others. There are other drugs which can also interfere with skin testing. Your allergist will have a list of these. Most would not advise skipping asthma inhalers except for very specific circumstances. ...Read more

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Can i bring dust from my job to my allergist appointment? Don't know if work may be causing my issues.

Can i bring dust from my job to my allergist appointment? Don't know if work may be causing my issues.

Not necessary: If any testing for allergies, your serum/blood can be tested to see if you are allergic. Best wishes. ...Read more