Allergy and Asthma Management Questions and Answers
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Generally, yes, you should be able to see a primary care doctor for your asthma concerns. In some cases, the onset of asthma may be serious and even life threatening, and in that case, it’s very important that you seek immediate medical attention. If you see an emergency doctor or specialist immediately after the incident, it’s likely that you’ll need a follow up with a primary care physician.
A primary care doctor can play an important role in helping you manage your asthma. Sometimes, asthma can fly under the radar and go undiagnosed for a period of time, as the symptoms may not be as severe as expected. In this case, a primary care provider can help diagnose your asthma, either via a series of tests, or by referring you to a specialist if needed. Your primary care doctor can also help administer and monitor any medications and treatments you may need for your asthma. At Franklin Primary Care, we have primary care physicians on staff that can help treat and manage your asthma. If you’d like more information about what we offer, please feel free to contact us today.
Yes. In most scenarios, your primary care doctor should be able to see you about your allergies, and provide the right information, treatment, and referral to further services or a specialist if needed. In fact, suspected allergies are one of the most common reasons for primary care doctor visits.
In some cases, you may have experienced a mild to moderate allergic reaction that did not require immediate care or hospitalization. Even though the symptoms may subside, it’s important that you have a follow up with a primary care doctor, in order to help determine the cause of the allergy and find out what to do next. Many people, who experience seasonal allergies, such as hay fever or a pollen allergy, will see their primary care doctor if symptoms worsen or their regular treatment regimen becomes less effective. At Franklin Primary Care, we have primary care physicians on staff that can help treat and manage your allergies. If you’d like more information about what we offer, please feel free to contact us today.
Yes, absolutely. Asthma and allergies can be serious and even life threatening, and at best, they can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your everyday life. Even if you suspect you may have an allergy, but it isn’t causing you too much disruption, it’s important to have it checked out. Those with allergies should have a primary care doctor that’s aware of their allergies, and potential changes in how they respond to treatment or various allergy triggers. Managing allergies can also be a tricky process, as the severity and symptoms of your allergies could change, worsen, or diminish depending on your environment, age, or other life changes.
Allergies and asthma impact millions of Americans, and they can be serious and even life threatening. Having a physician that knows you and your history, and that can recommend and adjust a treatment and management plan is a very important part of keeping your allergies and asthma in check, and preventing them from worsening. Even in mild cases, you shouldn’t just have to live with the negative impacts of asthma and allergies. To find out what our team of primary care doctors at Franklin Primary Care can do to help you manage your asthma and allergies, contact us today.