At Walk in Clinic, we provide private allergy testing in London for children and adults. We use both the Skin Prick Test (SPT) methods as well as offering blood testing solutions for a wide range of inhalant, environmental and food allergies.
Our extensive range of blood tests offer iGE screening for a wide range of the most common allergens in the UK. For those suspecting a specific allergy, or who are allergic to an uncommon allergen, the best option is via Skin Prick Testing, conducted by our Consultant Immunologist, in the clinic. Bring along a sample of your suspected allergen to your appointment for screening.
All allergy testing is performed by our Consultant Immunologist, registered on the Specialist Register of the GMC.
Allergies are actually hypersensitive responses from your immune system to the substances that may either come into contact or enter the body.
These substances consist of irritants such as bee venom, pollen or pet dander. Anything can be an allergen in the event of an adverse reaction in the immune system.
A substance that can lead to an allergic reaction is known as an allergen. Allergens are usually found in foods, drinks, or the environment.
Allergies may range from mildly irritating to extremely severe and can even be life threatening, in certain cases. Allergic conditions include:
Whether you or your child is suffering from some kind of allergy, visit private allergy clinic in London where specialist doctors will diagnose and confirm the infection.
The most important aspect of allergy diagnosis is careful clinical examination by a specialist supplemented with thorough investigations to include the following:
It is important to emphasise that conducting tests without a detailed specialist allergy consultation can be confusing.
There are several new treatments available for treating allergies. By following an accurate diagnosis after the targeted environmental control, our allergists may manage desensitisation drugs either by injection or orally, as needed. Desensitisation drugs mask the effects of allergic reaction.
This may lead to a remedy or long term remission in different situations.
There isn’t any way to cure allergies. However, it is quite possible to restrict the symptoms. Though the treatments help to lessen the symptoms of an allergy, patients try to prevent exposure to certain allergens. However, this is not at all easy in some cases. Avoiding pollen during the summer and late spring is almost impossible and even the cleanest houses seem to have dust mites or fungal spores.
If you have family members or friends with pets, then it can be difficult to avoid them. Food allergies might be quite challenging to deal with as the traces of allergens are seen even in unlikely meals. However, you should remain alert for checking food packages as they are the key way to prevent consuming some allergens.
Make sure you get proper allergy testing done and ask the doctor about the substances to avoid.
During your first visit at the Walk in Clinic London, there will be allergy testing that involves a thorough assessment of your allergic history and medical record. In most cases, you’ll need to undergo a special blood test called a RAST/ImmunoCap. This can help in detecting the allergens that consist of – pollens, dust mites, dogs, cats, latex, eggs, milk, peanuts etc. You can get the results of the test within 48 to 72 hours.
Looking for allergy testing clinics in London? If you want to book an appointment with an allergy testing doctor in London at our Walk in Clinic, call us at 02070968853 or email at [email protected].