What is Allergology ?

Allergology relates to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of any kind of allergy or related condition. An allergy is an immune condition which is triggered by a hypersensitivity to certain substances.

The main causes of allergic reactions include:

• Allergens present in the air, such as pollen, animal hair, dust mites and mould
• Some foods, such as eggs, milk, fish, seafood, nuts, peanuts, wheat and soya
• Insect bites such as bee or wasp stings
• Certain medications
• Substances which irritate the skin, such as nickel and latex.

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    When to see a Allergologist ?

    The most common allergens are 

    Tree and grass pollens (hay fever)
    House dust mites
    Food, such as peanuts, milk and eggs (food allergy)
    Animal fur, especially from pets such as dogs and cats
    Insect stings, such as bee and wasp stings
    Certain medications.
    Controlling allergies

    Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include

    Runny nose or sneezing
    Pain or tightness around the cheeks, eyes or forehead
    Coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath
    Itching or rash (hives)
    Feeling or being sick
    Swelling of the eyes, lips, mouth or throat.

    At the Kensington International Clinic, our consultants offer many tests to help you.

    What happens at the appointment?

    Your family doctor can arrange some allergy tests or refer you to a specialised allergy clinic for testing.

    The tests that can be done are
    A skin prick or patch test – a small amount of allergen is applied to the skin to see if it reacts.
    blood tests – to check for allergens that could be causing the symptoms

    A special diet – avoid or reduce the consumption of a food you are allergic to, to see if your symptoms improve.
    Allergy treatments

    Treatments for allergies include
    Trying to avoid the element you are allergic to as much as possible
    drugs for mild allergic reactions, such as antihistamines, steroid tablets and steroid creams
    Tmergency drugs called adrenalin auto-injectors, such as the EpiPen, for severe allergic reactions
    Desensitisation (immunotherapy) for severe allergic reactions. This is a gradual exposure to the substance you are allergic to, so that your body gradually gets used to it and no longer reacts violently (this procedure should only be performed by a health professional).
    Your specialist will provide you with an allergy management plan that explains how to manage your allergy.

    Private Allergologist care London

    Allergologist Fees

    • Consultation
    • Consultation + 1 Allergy Skin test
    • Consultation + 3 Allergy Skin test
    • Consultation + 6 Allergy Skin test

    Booking info:
    A prepayment of £70 will be asked at the moment you book the appointment, the remaining will need to be settled on the day of your consultation

    Cancellation Policy:
    More than 72h before the consultation: Fully refunded
    In between 72h & 48h: £70 prepayment will be kept
    Less than 48h: Consultation fully charged