Stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes and throat are some of the most common symptoms of allergies.
Substances that trigger allergies are called allergens and include pollen, mold, dust, animal dander and cockroaches.
Your allergist will first take a detailed history of your allergy symptoms and try to identify likely triggers of your allergy problems.
The allergist then may perform allergy skin testing to identify the exact triggers for your allergies.
This is usually done in the office at the time of the first visit. Based on the history and skin testing, the allergist is able to tailor the best personalized treatment plan for the patient.