allergistAt Bluegrass Family Allergy, we see patients all the time who self-medicate with allergy medications, since so many are over-the-counter. These are good medications that are deemed safe by the FDA, and it’s very convenient that they’re readily available to patients without a prescription.

However, an allergist can help you answer the following questions:

  1. Do I need to keep taking this medication?
  2. Are there certain seasons when I need it and others when I don’t?
  3. Have I been on the medication for so long that it has possibly stopped working for me?
  4. What else can I do (besides taking medicine) to help with my allergies?
  5. Are my allergies likely to increase or cause other symptoms (such as asthma, eczema, etc.)?

Remember there are three ways to treat allergies (avoidance, medications, and immunotherapy—allergy shots or tablets), and the first step is finding out if you even have allergies in the first place! Bluegrass Family Allergy offers allergy testing to help you determine what you’re allergic too. Once we diagnose your allergies, we help you develop a treatment plan. Schedule an appointment with us today!