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
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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