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Your Initial Visit What you need to know before your appointment

During your initial visit it is important to bring any previous medical treatments and xray reports you might have had. Also, if you are coming for allergy skin testing, it is essential to be off of all antihistamines for at least three days prior to your appointment.

What you should bring to your appointment at Allergy and Asthma Care of Queens:

  • Health Insurance Card/Information
  • A friend or family member to take notes/help with questions
  • A list of all medications you are taking
  • A list of your questions /concerns
  • A copy of your Xrays / CT scans reports
  • Copies of records from doctors that may help your allergist
  • Completed FORMS

Medication that patients can take during initial visit:

  • All inhalers
  • All diuretics
  • All antibiotics
  • All nasal sprays (except Astelin)
  • All steroids (oral, topical, inhaled)
  • Most asthma medications (except Singulair)

Medication that patients cannot take during skin testing:

NO ANTIHISTAMINES FOR 72 HOURS before testing including:
Antivert Disophrol Ru-Tuss
Actifed Dristan Rynatan
Allegra/D Drixoral Tacaryl
Astelin Histalet Forte Tavist
Benadryl Hydroxyzine Triaminic
Chlortrimeton Histussin Trinalin
Claritin Isoclor Teldrin
Comhist-La Meclizine Tylenol "Cold"
Comtrex Naldecon Vick's Cough/Cold
Contact NovafedA Vistaril
Coricidin Nyquil Zyrtec/D
Co-Pyronil Optimine
Cyproheptadine Ornade
Deconamine Periactin
Demazine Retabs Phenergan
Dimetane Promethazine
Dimetapp Robitussin
Diphenhydramine Rondel
No clarinex for at least 7 days before testing.
No Singulair for 24 hours before testing.
No codeine at least 12 hours before testing.