Allergology and immunology is the area of medicine dedicated to the care and treatment of health concerns and conditions of the immune system, including allergic disease and related symptoms and reactions — from asthma, rhinitis, sinus problems, or seasonal allergies to life-threatening reactions to drugs, food, vaccines, and more. Allergy and immunology covers the hundreds of immune diseases that affect millions of people. The immune system affects the entire body. This is why allergists and immunologists who care for patients with allergic conditions or other immune diseases may also treat related symptoms all over the body — from the eyes, scalp, and skin to the nasal passages, lungs, and even bone marrow, which is inside the bones themselves.
Allergy cases we treat at Supreme Dermatology and Specialist
Our allergy specialist diagnoses and treats a broad range of allergic conditions, which include:
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
- Anaphylaxis (a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction)
- Angioedema and hereditary angioedema (rapid swelling beneath the skin)
- Atopic eczema
- Drug allergies
- Food allergies
- Insect venom allergies
- Latex rubber allergies
- Medication allergies
- Nasal polyposis (soft, non-cancerous growths in nasal passage)
- Hives(rashes on skin)
- Multiple allergies (asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis together)
Treatment methods to expect
- A skin prick test: checks for immediate allergic reactions to as many as 50 different substances at once. This test is usually done to identify allergies to pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites and foods.
- A patch test: Screen for allergic contact dermatitis, a condition that can be caused by allergies to metals such as nickel and gold; chemicals such as additives in cosmetics and household items; and occupational allergens such as rubber, dyes, foods, drugs, and other items one may come into contact with.
- Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) testing: Measures airway inflammation in diagnosing and treating asthma.
- Allergen component testing: Evaluates patient reactions to a variety of food allergens, including nuts, milk, and eggs.
- Allergen immunotherapy: treatment used to desensitize patients to environmental allergens such as dust, pollen, and pets. May be delivered via injection, drops, and oral medications.
- Comprehensive immune function testing: Laboratory tests used to analyze blood components and assess the immune system.
- Allergy challenge testing: Used primarily to test for suspected food and medication allergies, including to antibiotics and local anesthetics.
- Insect allergy testing: Used to evaluate someone’s risk of having a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to insect stings and bites, such as those from bees and fire ants.
- Pulmonary function tests (PFTs): Used to evaluate lung health in the assessment of allergies, asthma, and other lung problems.
- Rhinolaryngoscopy: Performed with a flexible fiberoptic endoscope to assess conditions such as sinus disease, cough, vocal cord dysfunction and laryngopharyngeal reflux. Also called rhinoscopy.
- Targeted biologic therapies: Made from living organisms and used to treat conditions such as severe asthma, hives, eczema, and nasal polyps.
Are you experiencing any allergic reaction? Say goodbye to allergies and hello to a healthier, happier you! Allergologists at Supreme Dermatology and Specialist Hospital is here to support your journey to better health. Call +2348101407128 to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified Allergologist.