People’s lifestyle and environmental changes, as well as dietary habits have gradually increased the prevalence of allergic and immunologic diseases. We diagnose and treat allergy based diseases of upper and lower respiratory tracts as well as dermal and drug allergies for adult patients at the Allergy and Immunology Department of the American Hospital.

Certain diseases, such as respiratory tract disorders including but not limited to asthma and allergic rhinitis; atopic dermatitis, chronic urticaria and angioedema, drug-induced allergic reactions, as well as food and drug allergies are all diagnosed and treated by our department. Detailed medical histories are obtained from patients who present with any of the aforementioned complaints and blood work or skin prick tests are performed. Medical treatment or immunotherapy (vaccine treatment for allergens) may be recommended depending on the results.

The Allergy and Immunology Department is considered esteemed in part thanks to excellent physical conditions including substantial bed capacity. Immunotherapy patients are vaccinated in special procedure rooms and remain under observation for periods of time deemed appropriate. Department doctors closely monitor all updates in this field and inform our patients fully about all resulting treatment methods in order to provide the best current information about allergens and the available solutions.

We make a difference with drug desensitization (measuring the response and tolerance level of the immune system to drugs) that we use for allergic and immunologic diseases along with the biological agents that represent innovative treatments for asthma and hives.

Our department uses skin prick tests to identify allergies and renders healthcare services that include skin tests before local or general anesthesia.
 
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2nd.Kat 2nd  Floor
08:00 - 17:00 08:00 - 17:00
Monday - Friday Monday - Friday

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

People with dyspnea, wheezing, crackles, wheeze and coughs – the common symptoms of allergic asthma and drug allergies; post-nasal drip and nasal obstruction, and sneezing as well as watering and irritation of the eyes, which are seen in allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis; itching, eruptions due to urticaria; swelling of the tongue, lips and eyelids secondary to angioedema may be presented to our department. Besides, the symptoms of respiratory tract disorders, dermal signs, and symptoms, as well as other allergic findings that developed secondary to drug use, are among conditions that require direct admission to our department.
 
The following conditions directly fall into the specialty field treated by the Allergy and Immunology Department:
  • Respiratory tract allergies (asthma and allergic rhinitis),
    • Dermal allergies (atopic dermatitis, chronic hives, and angioedema),
    • Drug-induced respiratory tract, dermal and other allergic reactions.
    • Allergies secondary to bee stings and other insect bites,
  • Food allergies,
    • Anaphylaxis secondary to drug, food or insect allergy with unknown etiology.