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Allergists-immunologists deal with allergies, asthma and other conditions of the immune system. There is a wide variety of disorders that fall under allergic conditions such as dermatitis, hay fever, allergic asthma, anaphylaxis etc. These are primarily cause due to the hypersensitivity of an individual’s immune system to certain allergens or irritants like types of food, certain drugs and chemicals, some cosmetic products, pollen, dust, animal fur, insect stings, changes in the weather, etc. Symptoms of these adverse reactions in the body include rashes on the skin of the limbs or face, hair loss, red eyes, excessive coughing and sneezing, breathing problems, swelling. Most of these allergens do not cause any difficulty for most people but the patients suffering from allergies experience such reactions because of the malfunctioning of the immune system due to weakening of the system of due to diseases, immunosuppressant medicines or due to genetic predispositions. Other immune system diseases are also autoimmune disorders, immune deficiencies, transplantation rejections etc. Allergists-immunologists are the best people to diagnose these conditions, detect the underlying causes and prescribe treatment procedures. Treatment medicines and procedures also vary from patient to patient because allergic reactions are of various types and intensities.
Apart from the management of diseases caused by environmental toxins reacting with the immune system, allergists-immunologists are also consulted during the treatment of cancer, during organ transplantation and during cosmetic surgical procedures. Dermatology, psychiatry, parasitology, bacteriology and virology also require the expertise of allergists-immunologists.
In case your physician advises you to, you can consult allergists-immunologists in Gurgaon with the help of Lybrate. Also in case of emergency allergic reactions, you can seek the help of the specialists in Gurgaon with Lybrate’s vast network of medical professionals. Lybrate provides convenient and comprehensive care in this field with leading doctors in Gurgaon. The list of allergists-immunologists in Gurgaon can be viewed above.
A medical scientist who specializes in the branch of biomedicine dealing with the structure and function of the immune system and the laboratorial techniques involved in the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies is called an immunologist.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT ALLERGIST/IMMUNOLOGIST?
If one is experiencing dry, red, itchy rashes on the face, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles, it is advisable to pay a visit an allergist for the treatment.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ALLERGIST/IMMUNOLOGIST?
Clinical immunologists work with patients directly, develop new test methods and further detect and cure immune system disorders.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE ALLERGIST/IMMUNOLOGIST FOR
Immunologist detect defect in the host defense and may prescribe organ transplantations as well, depending on the type and severity of the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
According to medical researchers, jewellery containing nickel can trigger a lifelong metal allergy.