Allergy and Asthma Diagnosis and Treatment in Kolkata

Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory Medicine, also known as Pulmonology, is a specialized medical field dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the respiratory system, including the lungs, sinuses, throat, and voice box. At the Allergy and Asthma Treatment Centre in Kolkata, we offer comprehensive care for various respiratory conditions, focusing on the management and treatment of bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and other complex chest afflictions.

It’s important to note that the treatment approach will vary for each individual based on their specific condition and medical history. A pulmonologist or respiratory specialist will assess the patient’s symptoms, perform diagnostic tests, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs. Regular follow-up appointments are often scheduled to monitor progress, adjust medications if needed, and provide ongoing support for the management of respiratory diseases.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease
Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergology & Pediatric Allergy

Leading the Way in Allergy and Asthma Care: Best Treatment Clinic in Kolkata

Allergology and pediatric allergy focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of allergies in both adults and children. An allergist/immunologist is a specialized physician trained to address allergic reactions that occur when the immune system overreacts to specific allergens such as food, drugs, dust, pollen, or certain materials like cotton.

Our focus on pediatric allergy ensures that we provide specialized care to children, taking into account their unique needs and sensitivities. We strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment for children during the diagnostic process and treatment.

Food Allergy and Intolerance

In the field of food allergy and intolerance, our specialized services focus on the diagnosis and treatment of adverse reactions to food-based allergens. Food-related allergic reactions occur when the immune system reacts adversely to specific allergens present in food.

Our goal is to empower patients to effectively manage their food allergies and intolerances, improve their quality of life, and prevent allergic reactions through personalized management plans.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Food Allergy and Intolerance
Pathology/Biochemistry/Microbiology

Pathology/Biochemistry/Microbiology

In our diagnostic laboratory, we offer a wide range of comprehensive pathological tests in the fields of biochemistry, pathology, and microbiology. Our state-of-the-art facilities and highly skilled technicians ensure accurate testing and diagnosis, which play a crucial role in the healthcare journey of our patients.

To ensure accurate results, certain tests may require a minimum fasting period of 12-14 hours before sample collection.

Accurate testing and diagnosis are vital for effective medical management and decision-making. Our dedicated team is committed to providing high-quality and reliable testing services to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of various health conditions.

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, also known as biological therapy, is a form of treatment that stimulates or modifies the immune system’s response. It utilizes substances derived from the body’s own immune system or artificially created to target specific diseases or conditions. Unlike traditional treatments that directly target the disease, immunotherapy works by boosting the body’s immune response, enabling it to identify and destroy abnormal cells more effectively.

Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider to assess if immunotherapy is appropriate for your condition and to discuss potential benefits, risks, and alternative treatment options.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Immunotherapy
Allergic Dermatosis

Allergic Dermatosis

Allergic dermatosis, also known as allergic skin disease, refers to a group of skin conditions that arise as a result of allergic reactions. These reactions can be triggered by various allergens, such as certain foods, medications, chemicals, plants, or environmental factors. Allergic dermatosis manifests in different forms, including eczema (atopic dermatitis), allergic contact dermatitis, and urticaria (hives).

Throughout the treatment process, our healthcare professionals will be available to address your questions, provide guidance, and offer support. We strive to create a patient-centered environment where you feel heard, understood, and well-cared for.

Sublingual IT

Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a method of administering allergy treatment. Unlike traditional allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy), SLIT involves placing small amounts of allergen extracts under the tongue.

Here’s how sublingual immunotherapy typically works:

  1. Administration: A healthcare professional provides the patient with precise doses of allergen extracts in the form of drops or tablets.

  2. Placement Under the Tongue: The patient places the allergen extract under the tongue and holds it there for a specific period. This allows the allergen to be absorbed through the mucous membranes under the tongue.

  3. Frequency and Dosage: The treatment typically starts with a build-up phase, where the patient takes increasing doses of the allergen under the tongue. Then, a maintenance phase follows, where the patient continues with a consistent, prescribed dose.

  4. Duration of Treatment: SLIT often involves long-term treatment, with the patient administering the doses at home, under the guidance of a healthcare provider.

SLIT is primarily used for certain allergies, such as pollen, dust mites, and some allergies to grasses or certain animal danders. It works by gradually exposing the immune system to small amounts of the allergen, aiming to reduce the body’s sensitivity and allergic response over time.

Before starting SLIT or any allergy treatment, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional or allergist to determine the most suitable treatment approach based on the individual’s specific allergies and medical history.

Sublingual IT
Subcutaneous IT

Subcutaneous IT

Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) is a form of allergy treatment commonly known as allergy shots. It involves injecting small amounts of allergens under the skin to help the body gradually build tolerance to specific allergens.

Here’s how subcutaneous immunotherapy typically works:

  1. Allergen Injection: A healthcare professional administers injections containing precise amounts of allergens, often such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or certain insect venoms.

  2. Initial Phase: The treatment typically begins with a build-up phase, during which the patient receives progressively higher doses of the allergen over several months. The aim is to reach a target or maintenance dose.

  3. Maintenance Phase: Once the maintenance dose is reached, the patient continues to receive regular injections at longer intervals, usually every few weeks, to maintain tolerance.

  4. Duration of Treatment: The course of SCIT generally spans over several years, and the frequency of injections can decrease over time as the patient’s immune system becomes less reactive to the allergen.

Biologicals

In the context of allergy treatment, biologicals refer to a type of therapy that utilizes biologically derived substances to modify the immune response. These medications are typically used for severe allergic conditions, such as asthma or chronic hives, which might not respond adequately to conventional treatments like antihistamines or corticosteroids.

Biologicals for allergies often target specific molecules or cells involved in the allergic response. For instance, some biologicals are designed to block the action of certain immune proteins (such as immunoglobulin E, or IgE) or to inhibit the function of specific immune cells, thereby reducing the allergic response.

Biologicals
Customized treatment as per allergy tests

Customized treatment as per allergy tests

Customized treatment based on allergy tests involves tailoring a patient’s allergy management plan according to the specific allergens identified through diagnostic tests, such as skin prick tests or blood tests (Serum IgE tests). Once allergens triggering allergic reactions are pinpointed, a customized treatment plan is devised to address the individual’s allergic sensitivities.

The personalized treatment plan might include various approaches, such as:

  1. Allergen Avoidance: Advising the individual to avoid or reduce exposure to identified allergens, whether it’s certain foods, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or other substances triggering allergic reactions.

  2. Medications: Prescription of medications based on the type and severity of the allergies. This might involve antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, decongestants, or other medications aimed at managing symptoms.

  3. Immunotherapy: Offering allergy immunotherapy, which can be subcutaneous (allergy shots) or sublingual (under-the-tongue drops or tablets) based on the identified allergens. Immunotherapy aims to desensitize the immune system to specific allergens over time, reducing allergic reactions.

  4. Environmental Recommendations: Providing guidance on environmental modifications in the home or workplace to minimize exposure to identified allergens, such as using allergen-proof covers for bedding, air purifiers, or making changes to reduce pet dander.

  5. Education and Follow-Up: Educating the individual about their specific allergies and how to manage and prevent allergic reactions. Regular follow-up visits with an allergist or healthcare professional are often recommended to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.

 

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