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Allergy and Asthma Clinic

Coughs, runny noses, stomach aches, feeling a bit breathless after a lot of physical activity — these are normal parts of childhood. But when these symptoms are severe or frequent — especially after eating a certain food or simply walking up the stairs — they may be signs of asthma or allergy.

Allergy and Asthma are quite common in children. Recent studies have shown that approximately 30% of the population of our country suffers from Allergy and asthma and in majority of the cases it starts in childhood. Incidence of allergy and asthma are increasing in the North Eastern Region owing to increase in pollution and humidity. Childhood allergy and asthma can lead to debility of a child thus hampering future development and growth. Early diagnosis and proper management can prevent such complications and help a child to lead a normal life. This clinic is set up with the aim to overcome the chronic ailments and it consists of a team of Paediatricians, ENT Specialists, Dermatologists and Physiotherapists. The clinic is supported by diagnostic facilities in the Radiology and Imaging Department, Haematology and Pathology Department and Pulmonary Function Test.

Allergy : An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts abnormally (also known as an allergic reaction) to a foreign substance or allergen. Allergens may include:

-  Certain foods

-  Dander

-  Dust

-  Insect bites or stings

-  Medications

-  Mold

-  Pollen

Asthma : Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, condition that causes the airways of the lungs to inflame, swell and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe. Common asthma triggers may include: 

-  Allergens, like dander and pollen

-  Cold or dry air

-  Exercise or physical activity

-  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the tube that connects the mouth and stomach (esophagus)

-  Illness, such as a cold, flu or pneumonia

-  Strong emotions or stress

-  Strong odors or smoke

Reasons to see a specialist

-  Recent severe asthma episode or allergic reaction

-  Any visits to the hospital or emergency room for breathing or allergy-related issues

-  Frequent need for oral steroid tablets or syrup

-  Sleep disturbances, not able to exercise, or missing school often

-  Complicating conditions (i.e. sinusitis, acid reflux, eczema, obesity or frequent infections)

-  Medication side effects

-  Seasonal symptoms getting worse