Asthma & Allergy

The Asthma & Allergy Unit is a part of Centre for Chest & Respiratory Diseases at BLK Super Speciality Hospital. It is at the forefront of treating various complicated conditions related to Asthma and Allergy. The Unit has a team of specialists who are experts in evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and long term management of various diseases related to the lungs, including Asthma, shortness of breath, etc. The Unit follows a multidisciplinary treatment approach that ranges from environmental controls to immunotherapy and offers world-class comprehensive care to patients of all age groups in patient-friendly surroundings using state-of-the-art treatment facilities.

Which Asthma and Allergy Related Conditions Are Treated at the Asthma & AllergyUnit?

Major conditionswhich are treated at the Asthma & Allergy Unit include:

  • Allergic Rhinitis (also called hay fever)
  • Asthma-COPD Overlap (ACO)
  • Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB)
  • Asthma Attack
  • Adult-Onset Asthma
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Non-Allergic Asthma
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Childhood Asthma
  • Night-time Asthma
  • Atopic Eczema (Dermatitis)
  • Drug Allergy
  • Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
  • Skin Allergy
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Insect Allergy
  • Pet Allergy

Who Isa Right Candidate for Asthma and Allergy Treatment?

A person might have to undergo Asthma-Allergy treatment and test if he/she experiences symptoms such as:

  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing
  • Problems in breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Dull swollen face

What Are the Different Types of Treatment Procedures for Asthma and Allergy?

There are many ways in which Asthma can be prevented. People with Asthma-Allergy have to undergo a skin prick test along with other tests like spirometry, peak flow and lung function to check for allergies.

According to the medical condition, a doctor evaluates the treatment plan.

  • Medical treatments:- Thedoctor may prescribe the patient with medication treatment to reduce airway irritation caused by Asthma-Allergic attacks. Some of the major treatment approaches include:
    • Short-acting inhalers (open airways for a shorter period)
    • Long-acting inhalers (open airways for a longer period)
    • Inhaled corticosteroids
    • Leukotriene modifiers Montelukast (Singulair)

In addition to these treatments, a doctor might recommend medications to reduce the body's response to allergen exposure

  • Therapeutic Treatment:
    • Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy): In this treatment approach, allergy shots are given in order to reduce a patient’s response towards certain allergy triggers. These allergy shots involve the injection of a tiny amount of allergens into the patient’s body to trigger the symptoms, thereby helping the immune system to build up a tolerance to the allergens over time.
    • Anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) Therapy:  When a person has an allergy, their immune system holds a tendency to wronglyidentify a specific substance as something harmful and releases antibodies known as IgE, against the allergen. This therapy involves the use of medication Omalizumab (Xolair), which interferes with IgE in the body and helps prevent the allergic reaction.

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If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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