When to Get Tested

If you have a cold that’s sticking around longer than usual, it’s possible that you could be sneezing and having a runny nose due to an allergen and not a cold.

These are other times you should consider seeing an allergist, even if you have a full stock of Benadryl on hand:

  • Your experience chronic sinus infections or nasal congestion
  • You experience hay fever or other allergy symptoms for long periods of time
  • You find little relief from antihistamines and over-the-counter medications
  • Your allergies make day-to-day activities more difficult
  • You think you may have asthma, but have not been diagnosed
  • You have difficulty breathing
  • You experience wheezing or coughing at night or during exercise
  • You often feel short of breath or tightness in your chest.
  • You have been diagnosed with asthma, consistently taking your asthma medication, but still have frequent asthma attacks

Schedule an appointment with an allergist if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.

Signs You Need To See An Allergist  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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