Should you see an allergist?
Yes, if any of these situations apply:
Medications haven’t helped. See a specialist if you’ve been taking an over-the-counter or prescription drug for two weeks and you haven’t noticed a difference.
You want to get at the cause of your allergies. A skin-prick test can help you and your doctor determine what you’re reacting to, target your treatment and know which irritants to avoid.
You’re considering getting allergy shots. Over time, these injections gradually expose your body to allergens, allowing you to build your tolerance to them. It can take up to five years for the shots to become fully effective.