In this case, it is recommended to visit allergic center to find the cause of the pathology (allergen) and effective treatment of the disease.
What diseases does allergist treat?
Allergists deal with a wide range of diseases caused by exacerbated reactions of the body to various allergens: food, household chemicals and cosmetics, pollen, animal hair, etc.
The most common allergic diseases are the following:
- acute and chronic urticaria;
- atopic dermatitis;
- bronchial asthma;
- contact dermatitis;
- allergic rhinitis;
- pollen fever;
- and other acute allergic states.
The doctors at the allergology medical center do not only detect an allergen causing a hypersensitivity reaction, but also develop appropriate treatment regimen. Allergist can offer a patient to undergo allergen-specific immunotherapy aimed at changing the response of the immune system to a specific substance. After treatment, the allergic reaction to the allergen either weakens significantly or disappears completely.
What symptoms does allergology department deal with?
Some manifestations of allergic diseases resemble a cold: runny nose, increased tear secretion and conjunctiva redness. But at the same time, body temperature remains normal, there is no sore throat or cough. It is recommended to visit allergy center if you experience the following symptoms:
- swelling of some parts of the face: nose, lips;
- constant sneezing;
- nasal transparent discharge;
- laborious breathing;
- skin rash on any area of the body;
- eye redness.
In case of food allergies, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract occur. A patient may experience nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, heavy feeling in stomach. Symptoms do not appear after every meal, but only if a specific product is consumed.
Allergic diseases also impair productivity, disturb normal sleep. If you experience a seasonal feeling unwell (for example, lack of energy in spring or summer, during the blooming period of plants) - this is also an occasion to make appointment at the Allergology Medical Center.
How to visit allergist?
Primarily, some allergies are similar to ENT infections, skin pathologies or colds. Therefore, patients often visit dermatologist or otolaryngologist first. In this case, the doctor will redirect the patient to an allergist.
The patient can also make independent appointment for examination at allergic center - in this case, he goes immediately to allergist who will perform examination and prescribe the necessary tests.
Difference between dermatologist and allergist
Allergic reactions are quite often accompanied by itchy skin rashes, as well as dermatological infections. But in the case of dermatological diseases, they are caused by a wide range of pathogens: bacteria, viruses, fungi, while allergies are always an aggravated immune response to the effects of an allergen.
In addition to skin rashes, allergies also manifest other symptoms: for example, inflammation of eyes and nose mucous membrane, swelling of respiratory tract, etc. A dermatologist treats only skin pathologies, regardless of their cause, whereas allergist treats allergic pathologies with various manifestations.
You can make an appointment with a doctor at the Allergology Medical Center by contact number of medical center “ON Clinic”.