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Allergy & Asthma

Unhealthy eating habits, pollution, urbanisation and various other factors have culminated into the exponential rise of respiratory disorders amongst the general population these days. An estimated 50% Indian adults suffer from allergic asthma, and the increasing numbers are showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.

What is Allergic Asthma?

In simple words, allergic asthma is a heightened sensitivity to allergens. As soon as they get into your body, your immune system starts to overreact. The muscles around your airways tighten and the airway becomes inflamed, getting flooded with mucus over time.

Symptoms of Allergic Asthma

The symptoms of allergic asthma include the following :

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unnatural tightening of chest

Common causes of Allergic Asthma

Although heightened sensitivity is hereditary, there are some factors that contribute to the worsening of the condition. These include the following :

  • Mould spores and fragments
  • Air pollution
  • Cold air
  • Smoke from tobacco, incense or fireworks
  • Windblown pollen
  • Dust mite faeces
  • Cockroach faeces
  • Strong chemical fumes or odours

How does Apollo Clinic help you? Diagnosis-

Apollo Clinic begins the diagnosis of your condition with a detailed discussion of where you live, work or frequently visit, as well as present and past illnesses, lifestyle, diet, eating habits and/or any medication that you may be on.

Skin prick test-

A skin prick test is generally conducted as a part of the diagnosis for allergic asthma, wherein an allergen is pricked into your skin and examined sometime later, in order to help determine if there was any allergic reaction to it. Other tests like spirometry, peak flow and lung function tests may also be conducted. Personalised treatment support by Apollo Clinic Expert allergists and doctors at the Apollo Clinic come up with plans of treatment depending upon the severity of your condition.

Anti-inflammatory drugs may be given or oral medicines may be administered. In some cases, you may be asked to regularly use an inhaler in order to prevent asthmatic symptoms. Allergen immunotherapy might also be advised for long-term treatment of allergic asthma

At Apollo Clinic, complete and proper diagnosis and treatment of our patients is our primary aim, while also keeping in mind the comfort of our patients. We specialise in diagnostic tests for allergic asthma and have a highly trained and expert team of doctors at your service, anytime, anywhere!

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