Preparing for Appointment

If you are experiencing these allergic symptoms then see your general practitioner. Before you visit a doctor, remember to prepare yourself. So, here are some of the things that you need to be ready for:

  • Write down your family history of asthma and allergy.
  • Write down the list of signs and symptoms that you are experiencing.
  • Make a list of the medications, supplements and vitamins that you are taking.
  • You should even ask whether to stop any medications.
  • List of Questions to Ask your Doctor
    Here are some Questions that will help you in Preparing for Appointment:

    Preparing a list of questions will help you make the most of your time together. For symptoms that may be related to an allergy, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

    • What are the causes of this allergic reaction?
    • What are the causes for my signs and symptoms?
    • Will I need any other allergic tests?
    • Should I talk to an allergy specialist?
    • What is the best treatment?
    • Do I need to follow any treatments?
    • What emergency symptoms should my friends and family be aware of?
    • Do I need to follow any restrictions?
    • What symptoms should prompt me to call your office?

    In addition to these, you can prepare yourself for some of the common questions that you doctor might ask you like:

    • When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
    • What are your symptoms?
    • Have you recently had a cold or other respiratory infection?
    • Do you have pets, and do they go into bedrooms?
    • Are your symptoms worse at certain times of day?
    • Do you have a family history of allergies or asthma?
    • What treatments have you tried so far? Have they helped?
    • What medications are you currently taking, including herbal remedies?
    • Do you have any other health problems?

    In addition to these questions, never hesitate to ask your doctor if you have any other doubts or if have not understood anything.