Allergy Clinic



ALLERGY
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Allergy and Asthma Clinic:

Allergic diseases represent a substantial burden in India, with an uprising trend both in terms of Prevalence as well as severity.

Allergy diseases comprise:

Asthma
Rhinitis
Conjunctivitis
Anaphylaxis
Drug
Food and insect allergy
Eczema
Urticaria and angioedema
20-30% of India population suffers from allergic rhinitis with of without asthma, Their impact on quality of life is substantial and requires a specialized approach for effective management.

ALLERGIC RHINITIS:

A symptomatic disorder of the nose induced after allergen exposure. The key clinical features are sneezing, nasal discharge, nasal itching and nasal blockage. It could be Seasonal, perennial, or occupational.

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ASTHMA:

Is a disease of the airways characterized by recurrent episodes of wheeze, cough, Shortness of breath and chest tightness, worse particularly are reversible with treatment.
Aeroallergens play a major role in allergic rhinitis and asthma. The major allergens implicated are dust mite, pollen, fungi and animal dander.

SPECIALITIES OF ALLERGY AND ASTHMA CLINIC:

DIAGNOSIS :

Skin Prick Test
LgE- total and specific, methods
Pulmonary Function Testing Lab
Well equipped Radiology services
Well equipped lab services

TREATMENT:

There are several options to manage allergic disease.
Patient education , Allergen avoidance ,   Pharmacotherapy ,   Allergen specific immunotherapy.

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PATIENT EDUCATION :

Allergen avoidance is the one essential pillar of the management of allergic condition wherever possible. But often the control methods are not sufficient or difficult to perform Hence symptomatic treatment is necessary.

Pharmacotherapy medications used for rhinitis are most commonly administered intra nasally or orally. Medications have no long lasting effect once stopped.

Allergen Specific immunotherapy is a well documented treatment of allergic diseases. It is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, asthma and insect sting allergy. Allergen specific immunotherapy is The practice of administering gradually increasing quantities of an allergen product to an allergic patient to ameliorate the symptoms associated with subsequent exposure to the causative allergen.