A child who sneezes or coughs a lot, who frequently develops a rash or hives, or who gets a stomachache, cramps or nausea after eating certain foods may have allergies. Any child may develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of such reactions.
Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days and help you avoid having to use sick time or vacation days to care for your child.
Nose block, discharge and itch, sneezing and epistaxis are common complaints in children. A child is more likely to suffer from food allergy than adults (eg: milk, wheat, eggs, peanuts and soy).
Our allergy nurse will counsel comprehensively on allergen identification, avoidance and offer a complete range of testing. If necessary, flexible and rigid scope is done to exclude tumors or infections
Besides medications, immunotherapy is also available for de-sensitization. Besides the usual injection form of immunotherapy, an oral sublingual form of immunotherapy is available too. Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery is done for severe persistent sinusitis failing medication and in complex cases, advanced computerised imaging systems is used to improve safety.