|Allergy and Asthma
Southwestern United States
||Information for patients with allergy and related
in the Southwest
Your First Allergy Clinic Appointment
At your first appointment your allergist will want to talk to you for at least 30 minutes to explore the allergic symptoms that you have and the effectiveness of treatment received in the past. If you have respiratory symptoms, a history of how those symptoms relate to your environment will be taken, including the extent of your exposure to things known to cause allergy.
Before you come to the clinic it would help considerably if you think about what provokes your symptoms and what seems to relieve them. Before you come, try to identify the names of trees and bushes that grow close to your house. Together with the history obtained at the first visit, this information is important in deciding need for allergy testing, interpreting allergy testing results, and deciding on treatment.
Bring the following things to the appointment
Updated Jan 2012
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