Top Allergist in Georgia Q&A
An allergist is a medical professional who treats allergic reactions, asthma, and other immunologic diseases. At Allergy and Asthma Center, we can help treat and manage your allergies. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Lawrenceville GA, Atlanta GA, and Conyers GA.
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What type of doctor you see for allergies may depend on your specific case and situation. Most often, those with allergies typically see an allergist, which is a specialist trained in diagnosing and treating allergies, as well as a family physician or their primary care provider. Sometimes, an allergy may onset suddenly and brings serious symptoms that need immediate medical attention, such as shortness of breath or severe swelling. In this case, you may see an emergency physician, and will likely have a follow-up with an allergist, your family doctor, or a combination of the two.
At Allergy and Asthma Center, we have a team of physicians and specialists that can help diagnose, treat, and manage your allergies. If you’re unsure what you need and want to know what we offer in terms of allergy care, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
In some cases, yes. Some people may find that allergies they had as children diminish significantly or go away as they reach adulthood. This is seen most often with allergies to things like pollen, pet dander, hay fever, or specific food allergies. However, in most cases, allergies tend to be with us for life. They can, however, onset at technically any age, with some people seeing the onset of an allergy later into adulthood. This is why in most cases, you will need to monitor and manage your allergies over time. Even if you “outgrow” your allergies in adulthood, there is still the potential for them to continue to cause disruption in your everyday life.
Allergies can be tricky, as they can morph as you age, and can also be sensitive to changes in the environment, weather, or even changes in your own physical health. Most people have triggers for their allergies, such as seasonal pollen or dusty environments, and may not see as much disruption from their allergies if they avoid these things altogether. However, living in a climate or home environment where these things are common can again cause the allergy to flare up.
Some people also find over time that they need to change the type of medication they take or alter the management approach to their allergies, as they find one becomes less effective over time or during a certain season. This is why it’s important to have a physician on hand that knows your allergies, personal health history, and life situation, as this can be an important piece of support in managing your allergies over time.
Yes. Allergies can be serious and even life-threatening, and even if you have a mild or moderate reaction, it’s important to know the cause of the allergy, so you can learn how to avoid triggers or how to treat and manage your allergy.
At Allergy and Asthma Center, we can administer an allergy test, and help you understand what the next steps are in managing your allergies. An allergy test most commonly involves something known as a skin prick, where a small amount of the suspected allergen (or allergens) is placed under the skin to watch for a potential reaction. This process is quick and relatively painless, apart from a short sting when the prick is administered, and the discomfort of a reaction, which typically subsides after no more than half an hour.
In some cases, you may need a referral for allergy-specific treatment. However, at Allergy and Asthma Center, we are happy to provide services for your allergies without a referral. Whatever your situation is, we can work with you to find a solution. If you’re unsure what you may need for your allergies and want to know what we can offer and how we can help, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We serve patients from Lawrenceville GA, Atlanta GA, Conyers GA, Suwanee GA, Duluth GA, Grayson GA, Decatur GA, Brookhaven GA, Lithonia GA and Covington GA.