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Seeking a second opinion for your allergy: When, why and how?

Our immune system defends us against invaders such as viruses, bacteria, germs and foreign bodies. A strong immune system protects you from allergic diseases and related symptoms such as – asthma, sinus problems, etc. But when our immune system starts working against seemingly harmless foriegn bodies such as dust, pollen, food etc., we are said to have an allergy.

While most allergic reactions & diseases are mild, some allergies such as asthma can also be life-threatening. Even when the allergies are mild, they can have a debilitating effect on the person. If you feel you’re always getting a cold or a cold, suffering from frequent unexplained headaches, or any other symptoms, it is recommended to take a second opinion from an allergist (also called an immunologist).

Who is an allergist or immunologist?

An allergist/immunologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating and managing allergies, asthma, and other immune system disorders.

Why should you seek a second opinion from an allergist or immunologist?
An allergist or an immunologist, is an MD who specialises in the treatment of allergies & diseases of the immune system.
Because of their specialisation, an allergist or immunologist is more helpful in treating or managing an allergy as compared to a general physician.

What are the conditions & diseases that allergists & immunologists treat?

  • Respiratory diseases such as Asthma, Sinus, Occupational Lung Disease
  • Skin diseases such as eczema, hives, dermatitis
  • Food allergies & reactions such to medications, food, vaccines, materials, insect bites etc.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases

At Second Opinion Clinic, we have India’s best allergists & immunologists who can help you in understanding, treating & managing your allergies.

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