Asthma & Allergy Unit

The Asthma & Allergy Unit at Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital is a part of Centre for Chest & Respiratory Diseases. It is a comprehensive unit offering advanced care for patients suffering from various complicated conditions related to asthma, allergic disorders and immunodeficiency.

Our unit is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to both adult and paediatric patients. Our multidisciplinary team of asthma specialists, allergists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists and other experts are highly trained to provide skilled medical and consultative care for a wide range of allergic and immunologic conditions. We strive to provide a patient-centric treatment plan to cater to the unique medical needs of each patient.

With an accurate diagnosis and highly-advanced, effective treatments we strive to significantly improve your quality of life and deliver outstanding outcomes.

Conditions We Treat

Major conditions we treat under Asthma & Allergy Unit include:

  • Adult-Onset Asthma
  •  Allergen immunotherapy
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma Attack
  • Asthma-COPD overlap (ACO)
  • Atopic Eczema (Dermatitis)
  • Childhood Asthma
  • Desensitization to medications
  • Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB)
  • Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
  • Insect Allergy
  • Night-time Asthma
  • Non-Allergic Asthma
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Pet Allergy
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Skin Allergy
  • Urticaria/hives

Symptoms For Asthma & Allergy

A person suffering from allergic conditions may experience symptoms like:

  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing
  • Family history of allergy/asthma
  • Problem in breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

Treatment Procedures

Living with allergies and asthma can be irritating and may lead to discomfort. We at the unit help you overcome these problems and offer complete care, which involves:

  • Understanding your medical condition
  • Recognising the patient’s signs and symptoms 
  • Learning about triggers causing asthma and how to avoid them
  • Comprehensive treatment

Patients experiencing asthma and allergy have to undergo some diagnostic tests which include a skin prick test, blood tests, spirometry test, peak flow tests, and lung function tests to check for allergies. According to these diagnostic results, a doctor will evaluate a patient’s condition and design an effective treatment plan. Some major treatment options we offer at the unit include:

Medical treatment

A doctor may prescribe you with medication that can effectively treat your condition. These include:

  • Short-acting inhalers (helps in opening airways for a shorter period)
  • Long-acting inhalers (helps in opening airways for a longer period)
  • Leukotriene modifiers Montelukast
  • Corticosteroids in the form of an inhaler

However, in addition to this, your doctor may prescribe other medications that will help in reducing the response of the body, when exposed to allergens.

Therapeutic Treatment

  • Allergy shots (immunotherapy):  It is an advanced therapy that helps in reducing your immune system's response towards certain allergy triggers. During the treatment, a patient is given a regular injection of a tiny amount of the allergens that trigger your symptoms. Over time, your immune system develops a tolerance against it and your allergic reaction diminishes.
  • Anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) therapy:  When you are prone to a certain allergic reaction, then your immune system mistakenly identifies some specific substance as harmful and tends to release antibodies known as IgE against the culprit allergen. However, to interfere with the IgE your doctor may provide Anti-immunoglobulin E (IgE) therapy in the form of medication such as omalizumab, that interferes with IgE and helps prevent the allergic reaction.

Find Complete Relief from Nanavati Max Experts

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the Nanavati Max team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 2626 7500

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