Allergic Rhinitis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • Could anything else, such as a cold or the flu, be causing my symptoms?
  • How do I figure out what I’m allergic to?
  • Is my allergy seasonal?
  • I am allergic to _____. Am I at risk for any other allergies?
  • What changes can I make at home to help relieve my symptoms?
  • Will any over-the counter medicines help relieve my symptoms?
  • What should I do if my symptoms get worse or don’t respond to the treatment you’ve prescribed?
  • Do I need to see an allergy specialist (called an allergist or immunologist)?

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Reviewed/Updated: 08/15
Created: 01/96

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