Allergy and Immunology is a branch of Internal Medicine that focuses on certain conditions such immunodeficiency states and allergic conditions.
- The diagnosis of Immunodeficiency state and its severity.
- Therapy that is tailored according to the case. It ranges from simple avoidance and optimizing general health status, taking prophylactic medications or referral for more definitive therapeutic options such as bone marrow transplant.
- Follow-up of immunodeficiency patients with an established diagnosis
- Getting consultations to rule out immunodeficiency when suspected such as recurrent infections or a family member with immunodeficiency.
The diagnosis of various allergic states and their severity that include food, inhalant, insect and medication related allergies.
Provision of advice and avoidance measures when indicated
General therapy for allergies which include agents such Antihistamines or short term steroid or long term immunomodulatory therapies.
Specific therapies such initiation and administration of Immunotherapy for inhalant related allergies.
Medication desensitization therapies for established allergies with medical condition that warrants their specific use (Cancer patients, Aspirin for cardiac patients or specific antibiotics with no alternatives)
Follow up of patients with various allergic conditions and alteration of their treatment plan according to their responses.
Follow up of patients who are outgrowing their allergies by blood tests and advising when it is safe to introduce the food again.
Getting consultations about ambiguous conditions that can resemble allergies such as infections and resolving the issue.