We offer allergist consultations and treatment of allergic illnesses.
Frequently asked questions before allergist consultation:
- Could prolonged rhinitis be allergy related?
- Could a long-term cough or coughing fits be allergy related?
- Are watery eyes and itchy skin associated with allergies?
- What can be done to clarify the cause of these complaints?
- What can be done to cure allergies and improve a patient’s quality of life?
Most of the initial visit is spent with the patient answering questions on:
- childhood and adult diseases;
- complaint intensity in different seasons, different times of day and during physical exertion;
- about well-being while in different rooms and surroundings;
- about possible complaints relating to food;
- efficacy of trialed treatments and medcines, etc.
The doctor will assess the patient’s skin, subcutaneous tissue, lymph node condition, examine the cardio – vascular system, and within limits will also assess the digestive system.
If no anti-allergy medications have been used eight to ten days prior the visit, it is possible to do skin prick tests.
Where there is shortness of breath, coughing or stridor, patients need to take a chest x-ray examination of thoracic organs, external respiratory function tests and breathing tests with bronchodilator medication.
If during the first visit a diagnosis is not specified further examinations are required:
- oesophagus, stomach examinations;
- allergy blood tests;
- bronchoprovocation testing;
- nitrous oxide in the expired air;
- CT of thoracic organs;
- ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor consultation;
- gastroenterologist consultation.
Important factors in the treatment of allergies and prevention:
- suitable environment (living rooms without carpets, animals and green plants to reduce the quantity of a precipitating allergen);
- herbal remedy to fight house dust mites;
- air filters in your apartment and workplace;
- food selection;
- suitable physical activity;
- the need for self-control.
In pollen or house dust mite allergy cases allergen immunotherapy (vaccination) is considered as a probable treatment. At the beginning a vaccine is administered once a week for three to four months. Later, injections are administered once a month for three to five years. The vaccine can also be taken orally.
Allergist consultations are paid by insurance companies.