Definition of allergist in US English:



  • A medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies.

    • ‘Your allergist or dietitian might also have suggestions.’
    • ‘Consultation with an allergist can define the optimal regimen to reduce sensitivity to specific allergens.’
    • ‘In some cases, an allergist can prescribe immunotherapy, a series of allergy shots that gradually make the body unresponsive to specific allergens.’
    • ‘Sometimes, the doctor may refer your child to an allergist to perform allergy testing to find out if the rash is an allergic reaction to a certain substance.’
    • ‘A qualified allergist / immunologist will have all the medications and equipment necessary at the office to treat a serious reaction immediately.’
    • ‘Talk to the doctor or an allergist to diagnose your possible allergy.’
    • ‘You may be referred to a dermatologist or an allergist for nickel skin patch testing.’
    • ‘‘Patients are instead given drugs, often for years and years, to manage symptoms, when one or two visits to an allergist could ameliorate their conditions, without the use of drugs,’ said Mr Hinchliffe.’
    • ‘Even though natural interventions work for some people, those with severe cases should consult an allergist for treatment.’
    • ‘Often, allergists will instruct parents to completely restrict the allergen from the child's diet.’
    • ‘I brought my son to a pediatric allergist, who discovered that he was allergic to milk, corn, and oats.’
    • ‘The diagnosis was made in 1989 by an allergist using a skin test.’
    • ‘Consider referral to an allergist for desensitisation therapy.’
    • ‘If your child's asthma seems to be allergy-related, he or she may also need to see an allergist for medication or allergy shots.’
    • ‘Just five people in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are currently being trained as specialised allergists.’
    • ‘An allergist can verify whether you are truly allergic.’
    • ‘It would be wise to avoid all types of shellfish until you can consult with an allergist.’
    • ‘If you develop any unusual symptoms, stop and consult an allergist or physician.’
    • ‘Usually the allergist will start off with something like a skin test or a blood test.’
    • ‘Most allergists believe that no dog is 100 per cent allergy-free, and often as dogs grow older their coats can change and become more troublesome for allergy sufferers.’