Help patients handle allergic reactions and symptoms.
What does an Allergist do?
Do you know someone who suffers from asthma, seasonal allergies, or a life-threatening reaction to bee stings? Would you like to be able to help them find ways to reduce or eliminate those symptoms? Then you’re looking in the right place because, as an Allergist, that’s exactly what you do.
When a sniffling, wheezing, itching patient comes into an Allergist’s office, they are looking for relief. Well, who wouldn’t if their symptoms are limiting their activities, causing discomfort, and even putting their lives at risk? As an Allergist, you start with a thorough exam of the patient, and make a detailed record of their medical history. You find out what treatments they’ve tried, when the problems started, and what reactions they have to medications. Then you take blood and skin samples, and also order breathing tests and x-rays if needed.
Following the exam, you talk about treatment options. Because you have vast experience in the field, you know which medications to match with which symptoms. Another option is allergy elimination, where you work with the patient to remove the allergen from their lives. This might be finding a new home for the cat, avoiding strawberries, or buying a protective mattress cover. Vaccinations also play a role in eliminating allergic reactions. Whichever method, or combination of methods, you use, your listening skills and caring demeanor hold the power to improve your patient’s lives.