Allergy is an adverse immune reaction to an allergen – chemical, pollen or protein or any foreign material in the environment, which is normally harmless to a normal person, who is not allergic. The symptoms of allergy may range from itching, rashes, swelling or wheezing to more severe anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock and death.
There are many factors that prompt allergic reactions – among such factors, genetics, environmental allergens and other proteins play a key role. Early uses of paracetamol & broad spectrum antibiotics, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, indoor smoking, motor vehicles exhausts are also responsible for allergies.
The Allergy Clinic at Virinchi Hospitals offers assessment, testing, diagnosis and treatment for the following allergic conditions:
- Food allergies
- Insect & bee allergies
- Medication & drug allergies
- Chemicals & preservatives induced allergic reactions
- Skin allergies
- Eye allergies
- Hay fever, nasal allergies and conjunctivitis