Pediatric Allergy Clinic at Saudi German Hospital
At Saudi German Hospital Dubai, we understand the concerns of parents regarding their children. However, allergies are commonly found issues in both babies and children. Therefore, at SGH we recognize the fact of how important allergy testing, diagnosis, and treatment for children and their families is. With our foreign quality, state-of-the-art technology and, testing mechanisms along with our highly qualified and well-trained doctors, we diagnose the patient to find the root causes of their allergies to determine what is causing discomfort in your child. After a complete diagnosis, doctors prescribe medication and treatment to the child according to the child’s problem and symptoms.
What is an Allergy?
An allergy is a reaction your body has to a particular food or substance. In other words, allergy is an immune system response to a foreign substance. Your immune system’s job is to keep you healthy by fighting harmful pathogens. It does this by attacking anything it thinks could put your body in danger. Depending on the allergen, this response may involve inflammation, sneezing, or a host of other symptoms. There are various kinds of allergies with various effects. Some allergies are mild, and some prove to be life-threatening. Allergies are particularly common in children and in the ongoing times, the environment is filled with toxins and pollutions and children are at the highest risk to catch these allergies.
Keeping in view the complexity of the allergies, our approach is integrated with combine dietary changes, skincare treatment, and effective measures before being exposed to the potential allergens in the environment or a piece of cloth. Our knowledgeable and competent team of doctors is available to guide you comprehensively as we understand that patients and their families become restless and anxious in such conditions.
What are the Symptoms of an Allergy?
The symptoms you experience because of allergies are the result of several factors. These include the type of allergy you have and how severe the allergy is.
If you take any medication before an anticipated allergic response, you may still experience some of these symptoms, but they may be reduced. Other symptoms include:
Sneezing or runny nose
A red itchy rash
Worsening of asthma and eczema symptoms
Tummy pain, swollen lips, diarrhea
How are Allergies diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose allergies in several ways.
Initially, your doctor will inquire about the symptoms a child is having and will perform a physical scan. They will also inquire if the child might have eaten anything unusual or any substance, animal, or thing the child might have encountered with. Lastly, a blood test and skin test can confirm or diagnose allergens your doctor suspect you have.
What are the complications of allergies?
Anaphylaxis, for example, is a serious reaction to exposure to allergens. Most people associate anaphylaxis with food, but any allergen can cause the tell-tale signs:
suddenly narrowed airways
increased heart rate
possible swelling of the tongue and mouth
Allergy symptoms can create many complications. Your doctor can help determine the cause of your symptoms as well as the difference between a sensitivity and a full-blown allergy. Your doctor can also teach you how to manage your allergy symptoms so that you can avoid the worst complications.
What are the allergies that we deal in?
Allergies caused by household products
Skin Allergies and Eczema
Insect Sting Allergies
Gastrointestinal (GI) allergy
How are Allergies treated?
Our doctors treat a wide range of allergies found in your child. Your doctor will discuss the whole treatment plan with you before performing any tests or treatments. After the whole discussion with you, the doctor will proceed further. Treatments for allergies include:
Medications to treat severe asthma or other allergic diseases
Creams to prevent skin allergies
Decongestants (for the treatment of blocked nose)
Steroids to treat Inflammation