al·​ler·​gist | \ ˈa-lər-jist How to pronounce allergist (audio) \

Definition of allergist

: a specialist in allergy

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One of fall’s main culprits is ragweed, a plant that produces a massive amount of pollen in the fall, Alice Hoyt, M.D., an allergist in the allergy and clinical immunology department at Cleveland Clinic, tells SELF. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "13 Ways to Triumph Over Fall Allergies," 13 Nov. 2018 Asthma is often brushed off or downplayed, but an average of 10 people die from asthma each day in the U.S., Purvi Parikh, M.D., an allergist and immunologist with Allergy & Asthma Network, tells SELF. Kate Gardner, SELF, "I Thought I Could Handle My Asthma Attacks, Until I Ended Up in the ER," 5 Sep. 2018 Her first job was as office manager for Dr. George Hurwitz, a Hartford area allergist., "Eleanor Cooperman," 8 Mar. 2018 This is actually the most likely way that someone will have an allergic reaction to peanuts on a plane, Todd Mahr, M.D., an allergist and immunologist with Gundersen Health, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "Southwest Airlines Is Finally Getting Rid of In-Flight Peanuts," 11 July 2018 An allergist can perform tests and may recommend shots or allergy tablets. Martin Finucane,, "Ah-choo! Wednesday could be the beginning of shorter, but severe tree allergy season," 1 May 2018 An allergist can tell the difference just by a quick look up the nose. Maureen Langley, Post-Tribune, "Experts: Indiana's allergy season worse than usual this year," 3 July 2018 Media: Buzz 60 Dr. Scott Commins, an allergist and researcher at the University of North Carolina, told NPR the number of cases of ticks causing red meat allergies is around 5,000. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Meat lovers beware: Bites from the Lone Star tick are on the rise," 25 June 2018 Once an allergist performed a blood test on the 51-year-old realtor, she was told to avoid all red meat products. Maria Pasquini,, "Red Meat Allergies Caused by Lone Star Tick Bites Are Increasing Across the U.S.," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of allergist

1928, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of allergist

medical : a doctor who is an expert in the treatment of allergies


al·​ler·​gist | \ ˈa-lər-jist How to pronounce allergist (audio) \

Kids Definition of allergist

: a medical doctor who specializes in treating allergies


al·​ler·​gist | \ -jəst How to pronounce allergist (audio) \

Medical Definition of allergist

: a specialist in allergy

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