After you make an appointment for ragweed allergy diagnosis and treatment, there are some steps you can take to make your visit a smooth one.
- Write down a list of your allergy symptoms, including any that may seem unrelated to your ragweed pollen allergens.
- Write down the times of year and times of day that you experience allergy symptoms and when symptoms are most severe.
- Make a list of any chronic or recent illnesses.
- Make a list of all medications, vitamins and supplements that you’re taking. Include the dosage you are taking of each.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Ragweed Allergies
Before your appointment, it’s a good idea to write down any questions you have about ragweed allergy. That way, you won’t forget to discuss them with your doctor. This list of common concerns can help you to start thinking about what you’d like to talk about.
Questions About My Diagnosis
- Can this diagnosis be confused with other conditions?
- Is this condition permanent or can I grow out of it?
- What tests would confirm this diagnosis?
- Will I develop other allergies?
- Am I at higher risk for breathing problems or asthma?
Questions About My Treatment
- Is there medication that can cure my condition?
- Are there drugs that will enable me to function?
- Are there natural herbs or supplements that treat this?
- What can I take or do to make me asymptomatic?
Questions About My Lifestyle and Family
- Does this run in families?
- Can I work and drive during treatments for my symptoms?
- How can I limit exposure to ragweed pollen?
- Where can I get a proper air filter?
- Is there a special diet for this allergy?