Be Prepared To See Your Doctor

Talking to your doctor or pharmacist about your child’s allergies shouldn’t be overwhelming. These 3 easy steps can help.

Step 1: Do a little homework before your visit

If you can’t get an appointment right away, track your child’s symptoms. This will prepare you if your doctor or pharmacist asks about:

  • Types of symptoms (sneezing, coughing, etc.)
  • The way symptoms impact your child every day
  • Changes in symptoms
  • When symptoms appear
  • Symptom severity
  • Duration of symptoms

Make symptom tracking easier with this printable. Children's Allergy Symptom Tracker (PDF) 

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Step 2: Be prepared

Be prepared to discuss your child’s allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms and family allergy history with your doctor or pharmacist.

  • When did you first notice your child’s allergy symptoms? How old was he or she?
  • Does anyone else in your family have allergies? Mum? Dad? Siblings?
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Step 3: Ask the right questions when you’re there

These are the types of questions that often come up when you talk to your child’s doctor about seasonal and indoor allergiesX indoor allergies
Characterised by an overreaction of the immune system to certain allergens (see Allergens) commonly found indoors, such as mould spores, pet dander, cockroaches or dust mites (also called perennial allergies). Indoor allergies tend to last longer than allergies caused by exposure to outdoor…
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  • How do you know if my child has allergies?
  • Are there specific allergens that may worsen my child’s allergyX allergy
    An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
    symptoms?
  • Once symptoms do go away, should I expect allergy symptoms to reappear in my child?
  • Will my child show symptoms all year?
  • In the future, how do I know if symptoms are allergies, or if it’s something else, like a cold?
  • Will my child’s allergies ever get better or go away?
  • Can I do anything to help manage my child’s allergies?
  • Should my child see an allergy specialist?

Prepare for your next appointment. Download Prep Questions (PDF)

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