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Gp or straight to allergist

Anonymous
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Do Ive had a lot of what seem like allergic skin reactions over the last month. They come and go daily, usually in the form of hives but they go away.
Ive run through my last month. No new foods, laundry detergents, lotions, shampoos, body washes, hand soaps etc.
I havent gone any new places nor have new people or animals come to my home. I dont even have animals.

I do have sensitive skin. Dog slober, the inside of pumpkins and grass make me itchy.

So im not sure if I should go to the GP and explain all this only to be referred to an allergist? Or will an allergist basically do the same as a GP and be able to do all the testing? Ive never been to an allergist.
Thankfully my insurance does not require a referral so its a choice I have.
Im just tired of being so itchy all the damn time.
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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HHx5
by Gold Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:26 PM
If it were me I think I'd go to my GP. He/she could tell you if it is indeed an allergy and then refer you to an allergist.
thebadkitty
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:28 PM

You need to make a journal because doing constant allergy testing can become super pricey. You need to see an allergist.

Sassy762
by 200 on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:29 PM

I would go to the GP first. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:32 PM
I'd go to my GP. They have blood tests for all sorts of allergy detection now. You really don't need to see a specialist at this time.
Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:33 PM
I'd go to the GP first.
notjstasocermom
by Sapphire Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:48 PM
At this point they'll test you for basics things, like the top offenders.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 17, 2017 at 6:52 PM
Thank you, I didnt know if a GP would be able to the needed tests

Quoting Anonymous 2: I'd go to my GP. They have blood tests for all sorts of allergy detection now. You really don't need to see a specialist at this time.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 17, 2017 at 7:32 PM
Yes. It's a lot easier now. It's a blood test. You do not need all those needle pricks and such.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Thank you, I didnt know if a GP would be able to the needed tests

Quoting Anonymous 2: I'd go to my GP. They have blood tests for all sorts of allergy detection now. You really don't need to see a specialist at this time.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 17, 2017 at 7:34 PM
I never bother going to my GP first. It's just a waste of my copay.
rachel216
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 7:37 PM
I'd go to go and ask for a referral
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