During the consultation, we will find out the cause of the allergy, choose the appropriate treatment and discuss the way to avoid the culpable allergen and thus reduce the symptoms of the disease. We offer a friendly analysis of the problem, necessary examinations, a warm atmosphere and an empathetic and caring attitude towards each patient.
The doctor will help to find out if your child has:
- difficulty breathing through the nose, runny nose for a long time;
- red eyes, tearing, itching, conjunctivitis;
- suspected food allergy;
- chronic digestive disorders;
- prolonged cough, episodes of shortness of breath;
- suspected medicine allergy.
Possible additional examinations:
- skin allergy tests: skin prick tests or prick-prick tests;
- specific IgE detection;
- diagnosis of allergen components or molecular allergens.
How to prepare for the appointment?
To make the consultation as valuable as possible, I expect you to tell me about the complaints that have led to the need to see a specialist, the information about your child's health state, the medicines taken and the health state of your relatives. Additional tests may be necessary during the consultation, so you should stop taking antihistamines (Aerius, Claritine, Zyrtec, Tavegyl, Suprastin, etc.) at least 5 days before the appointment, if your child's health state allows it.
You should avoid telling your child that nothing will be done during the consultation, as the child will be examined and manipulations are possible. You should tell your child that the doctor will look at the skin, listen to the lungs, look in the nose and mouth, in order to reduce the stress of the appointment. It would be preferable if the child tries to breathe deeply during the auscultation (if age appropriate, of course). This can be achieved by practising at home, for example, by blowing pieces of paper, feathers or other light objects off the table. You can tell your child that the doctor will likely do a skin allergy test, during which drops from small bottles will be put on their arm, which the doctor will then touch with a small needle (or put a dot in the middle of a drop).
Allergen stitch test