The Dental Roots Gurgaon
A – 738 Sushant Lok
Phase-1, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122 001
Tel: 0124-4040003, 4040004
Allergy affects around 1 in 4 of the Indian population at any time in our lives. Each year the numbers are increasing by 5%.
• Itchy eyes, ears, lips, throat, or roof of mouth
• Runny nose
• Sickness, vomiting or diarrhoea
• Sinus pain
Allergy may cause months and years of inconvenience and misery. An allergy is a
response within the body to a substance in the environment. This could be something you eat, inhale or touch. As almost any substance can cause an allergy it is often difficult for the individual to identify what is causing the problem.
What to expect from your allergy consultation
Your first visit will involve a thorough allergy and medical history assessment. We can then discuss with you possible causes of your allergy. You may need to have a special blood test called a RAST. This can detect allergy to many allergens such as house dust mites, pollens, cats, dogs, latex, milk, eggs, peanuts etc. The results of this test will be ready in 48 hours.
If we suspect that your allergy may be caused by something that comes into contact with your skin you may need a patch test. This involves putting stickers (patches) on your upper back containing the allergens which most commonly cause skin allergy such as metals, fragrances, hair dye, preservatives etc. The patches will need to be removed after 48 hours.
What to expect from your follow up consultation
You will need to attend for a follow up consultation about a week after your first appointment. We will give you your allergy test results and these will be discussed with you in detail. You will be given written information on how to avoid substances that you are found to be allergic to. We will give you advice on controlling your allergies as well as treating your symptoms.