Allergy and immunology involves the management of disorders related to the immune system. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems.
Diseases are typically treated by an allergist/immunologist and these include ocular allergy (allergic diseases of eye), sino nasal allergy (allergic diseases of nose /sinuses), asthma, skin allergy, food allergy, allergic blood and systemic disorders, allergy to medications and immunodeficiency disorders.
Does your child suffer from allergies?
Treatment options for allergic diseases include strict avoidance of identified allergens, proper control of the disease through appropriate anti-allergy medications and immunotherapy for selected patients. The present available treatment for allergies can only control symptoms and the symptoms will recur after stopping treatment, whereas immunotherapy will give a permanent cure, plus prevent future development of allergies. In immunotherapy, a tiny dose of the substance to which the patient is allergic is introduced either as oral drops or an injection, and the dose will be gradually increased so that the patient develops tolerance to the allergen.
Allergy services offered include:
- Skin prick test/ Patch test
- ImmunoCAP blood test
- Component resolved diagnosis
- Lung function tests including spirometry and FeNO
- Oral food challenge
- Drug provocation test
For more information or an appointment, please call 800 1999.