Be prepared to see your doctor

Talking to your pediatrician about allergies in children 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 pediatrician asks about:

  • Types of symptoms (sneezing, coughing, etc.)

  • The way symptoms impact your child every day

  • Changes in symptoms

  • When symptoms appear

  • Symptom severity

Make symptom tracking easier with this printable Smart Allergy Mom® Toolkit Symptom Tracker (PDF)

Step 2: Be prepared

Be prepared to discuss your child’s allergy symptoms and family allergy history with your pediatrician.

  • When did you first notice your child’s allergy symptoms? How old was he or she?

  • Does anyone else in your family have allergies? Mom? Dad? Siblings?

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 allergies.

  • How do you know if my child has allergies?

  • Are there specific allergens that seem to worsen my child’s allergy 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 around the house to help manage my child’s allergies?

  • Should my child see an allergy specialist?

  • Do you have any samples of Claritin® for Kids I could try?

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

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PEDIATRICIAN QUESTIONS

If you want to talk to your doctor about your child’s allergies, here are some questions you might want to ask. Download the editable PDF and feel free to add/remove questions, personalizing it to your child’s needs.

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SYMPTOM TRACKER

An easy way to track your child’s daily symptoms to help your doctor assess what may be causing their allergies. Download the editable PDF to start documenting your child’s symptoms today!

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