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BRAIN ATTACK:

Allergic Disorders and Their Impact

By Dr. Amina Mobashir in Pulmonology

Jun 24 , 2023 | 2 min read

Allergic disorders are more than what meets the eye. We often ignore sneezes, rash, and other subtle long-term allergic symptoms that eventually end up in catastrophic situations. Allergies are caused due to an abnormal immune response to substances that are typically considered harmless by most individuals. Symptoms of allergies can be mild to severe and, in rare cases, can be life-threatening (as in anaphylaxis).

At Max Hospital, we offer a wide range of services to help you manage your allergies. Here are some of the services we provide, explained in more detail:

Allergy Testing

Our team of experts uses advanced diagnostic tools to identify the particular allergens that trigger your symptoms. This could be in the form of a blood test or skin prick testing in which a detailed history is taken to pinpoint the possible allergens that might be causing your symptoms, and then those allergens are tested on your skin to look for allergic response with the naked eye.

Allergy Shots

Also known as immunotherapy, allergy shots work by exposing your immune system to small amounts of the allergen over time. This helps your body build up a tolerance to the allergen. Nowadays, biologics are also available as monthly injections that target the allergy cascade and help control different forms of allergy by blocking different allergy mediators in our body.

  • Medication

    We provide medication management for allergies, including antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroids, etc.

  • Asthma and nasal polyps Management

    Asthma is often triggered by allergens, and we offer comprehensive asthma management for type 2 asthma, which is essentially allergic in nature. People with nasal polyposis also suffer from allergies, and we have various treatment options for them (even non-surgical).

  • Chronic urticaria or skin hives

    Chronic urticaria that has been resistant to antihistamines and corticosteroids responds very well to biologics if such patients are started on timely and appropriate therapy.


Allergy Education

We believe that education is key to managing your allergies, and we provide a range of resources to help you understand your condition. Our team will work with you to develop an individualised education plan, which includes information on triggers, symptom management, and treatment options.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur within minutes of exposure to an allergen. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, and rapid heartbeat.

We have dedicated allergy clinics to manage such cases and to help people who have reached out to us with various forms of debilitating allergic disorders.

Do book an Appointment now if you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms.