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 Started
- Step 1: What is an allergy?
- Step 2: The role of the immune system
- Step 3: What substances cause allergies?
- Step 4: Allergy-related conditions
- II. Testing and Screening
- Step 5: Should you see an allergist?
- Step 6: Allergy testing and diagnosis
- III. Treating and Managing Allergies
- Step 7: Introduction to allergy treatment
- Step 8: Avoid allergy triggers
- Step 9: Types of allergy medication
- Step 10: Over-the-counter versus prescription drugs
- Step 11: Immunotherapy
- Step 12: You and your doctor are a team
Alan Greene, M.D., F.A.A.P., Department of Pediatrics, Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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