Your Allergy Consultation Explained

There is more to solving your problem than performing an allergy test. 

We listen: how did that rash or runny nose or wheeze or whatever, start? What makes it worse…or better? What treatments have you been offered or tried? Did they work?

We examine: the itchy rash that has you scratching day and night may be linked to the blocked and stuffy nose you’ve noticed recently. Your child’s asthma may be triggered by that ‘head cold’ she gets every month.

We may use fiberoptic video endoscopy: to examine the inside of nose and sinuses.

We test for: a wide range of airborne and food allergens using skin prick allergy testing. Blood tests or Patch Tests are arranged if required.

We explain: over and above telling you what (or what not) you are allergic to we try to help you understand the link between the test result and your problem. This is of particular importance when nothing shows on testing. Not every rash, headache, joint pain, runny nose or cough is due to allergy.

We treat: Our doctors tailor a specific treatment plan based on your symptoms, allergy test results and examination findings. This includes both acute and long term management. Immunotherapy allergen desensitisation treatment may be an option depending on your specific allergies. Non medication based treatment options such as Rhinolight are also available.

Helpful information leaflets: To help you recall the most important points we provide information leaflets, explaining test results and what therapy has been recommended.

Please note that a negative test is as important as a positive one. A negative result allows the treating doctor choose an appropriate management course for your condition.