When to See a Specialist
If symptoms persist or worsen, it may be time to consider taking your child to see a specialist. According to the AAAAI, you and your child should plan on seeing an allergist/immunologist if:
- Your child has asthma and you see their symptoms become worse after a new pet has been introduced into the home.
- Your child establishes a history of seasonal or persistent asthma.
- You and your child need to confirm the diagnosis of asthma.
- You and your child need more education on asthma and guidance for self-management techniques.
- You feel your child may benefit from daily asthma reliever medications.
With a little preparation, medical care, and caution, you can help manage your child's allergy symptoms.
Source: The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Allergic
Reviewed 2/02 by Jane Forester, MD
Updated March 2010
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