Allergy Treatment Plan

Allergy Treatment Plan Specialist
Patients with allergies and chronic illness often have to develop a specialized action plan in case of severe allergic reaction. Board certified allergists Joann Blessing-Moore and Rani Maskatia work with patients to develop personal action plans for allergies, asthma, cough and immune problems.

Allergy Treatment Plan Q & A

What Is a Personal Action Plan?

Patients who suffer from allergies, asthma, chronic coughs, immune problems and other chronic illnesses with the potential for serious complications need to be prepared for a variety of situations. A Personal Action Plan allows a degree of insurance and safety if an adverse or severe event were to occur. The plan outlines the necessary and recommended treatment and is normally signed by the patient’s physician as well as including an emergency contact.

What Are the Four Steps to Avoiding Incidents?

Every patient who suffers from allergies knows that there are four steps to preventing an allergy attack that leads to anaphylaxis and life-threatening circumstances.

  1. They must avoid all known allergies whenever possible.
  2. They must be aware of the signs that indicate a coming severe allergy attack.
  3. They require access to two auto-injectors with epinephrine at all times. It is essential to have two, in case one fails to work or a second dose is necessary.
  4. Finally, they need to be able to seek immediate emergency medical care in case of a severe attack.

What Are the Elements of a Personal Action Plan?

The elements of a personal action plan are fairly simple and provide direction. Every plan should include a list of known allergens or triggers for the ailment. It should include the name and phone number of an emergency contact.

A list of any medications the patient takes is also essential, as well as the contact information of their primary care physician or other healthcare professionals the patient regularly visits. It should also be signed by the patient’s doctor.

This information should be kept on the person at all times. It needs to be accessible should an unfortunate incident occur. For patients who need help creating a personal action plan, Dr. Blessing-Moore, and Dr. Maskatia are experienced allergists who have helped many patients develop effectively and individualized plans.

   

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