Manage Allergies Effectively

Allergies or tendency to develop allergic reactions can make life really difficult, for all of us get exposed to countless allergens (triggers) on a daily basis, ranging from dust and pollen to chemicals and food ingredients. Though considered a common, ‘simple’ problem, certain allergic reactions can turn out to be life-threatening conditions if not treated at the right time.

What Is An Allergy?

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts in an abnormal or exaggerated manner to a certain substance or “trigger” it comes in contact with. An allergy can happen if:

  • The respiratory system reacts to dust/pollen/ pollutants/ chemical vapours
  • The skin is exposed to dust/ chemicals/ irritants
  • The stomach and intestines react to a certain ingredient or type food

How Do Allergies Occur?

Your immune system is what defends and protects your body against “external invasions” including foreign bodies and infections. It also decides how your body should react to these invasions. For example, if you are allergic to dust, your immune system identifies dust particles as an “invader” or “allergen” and goes into an overdrive to produce antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) to fight the invasion. These antibodies travel to the cells across your body and initiate the allergic reaction.

Symptoms Of An Allergy

From non-stop sneezing to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition, the symptoms of an allergic reaction can be varied. Always seek IMMEDIATE MEDICAL HELP if you notice any of the following symptoms. Remember, allergies can aggravate any time (even if the symptoms seem harmless) and prove fatal if not treated at the right time.

Respiratory Allergy: Symptoms

  • Itchy eyes/ nose/ throat
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Discomfort in the chest
  • Choking
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Chest congestion
  • Nasal congestion
  • Face puffs up
  • Fever

Skin Allergy: Symptoms

  • Mild to intense itching
  • Skin or face puffs up
  • Bumps, rashes, hives on the skin

Food/ Abdominal Allergy: Symptoms

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Painful cramps in the stomach
  • Diarrhoea
  • Shock/ loss of consciousness in extreme cases

Insect Bites Allergy

  • Severe itching and swelling across the body (apart from the site of sting)

Anaphylaxis

Did you know that Anaphylaxis is a condition claims over a million lives every year? A severe allergic reaction that needs to be treated immediately, Anaphylaxis progresses rapidly and presents as symptoms including itchy rashes, swelling of the throat and tongue, shortness of breath, light headedness, vomiting and low blood pressure.

ASTER ALLERGY CLINIC

A dedicated facility for comprehensive management of allergies in both adults and children, the Allergy Clinic at Aster Medcity offers a wide range of services for high-precision allergy detection and effective treatment. Manned by an expert team of Allergologists, Pulmonologists and Dermatologists, this unit provide optimal, evidence-based treatment, with a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Tests For Allergies

Skin Prick Test

A test that’s performed in both adults and children for detecting/ diagnosing allergic reactions to specific allergens like pollen, fungus, dust, insects, house dust mite and food items.

Food Allergy Test

A detailed test to detect allergic reactions towards specific foods items or ingredients

Drug Allergy Testing For Individual Drugs On Demand

A comprehensive test to ascertain the body’s reaction pattern one or more drugs/ medicines.

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

An alternate way to treat allergies, without the help of injections. The allergen is induced into body through small doses under the tongue in order to boost the body’s tolerance threshold to the substance and reduce allergic symptoms.

For more details, call: +91 8111998135

How Do You Ideas Identify Allergens?

An Allergologist or a doctor who’s trained to treat allergies can help you identify, understand and manage allergies efficiently through allergy tests, combined with physical examination and evaluation of your medical history.

Common Allergens

  • Pollen from grass and trees
  • Dust
  • Pollutants
  • Chemicals
  • Pet hair/ dander
  • Dust mites
  • Smoke
  • Odours and chemical fumes/ vapours
  • Whea
  • Nuts, especially peanuts and tree nuts
  • Soya
  • Milk
  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Eggs

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