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AllergyCounts

  1. 1. Charlemont Clinic Charlemont Mall Dublin 2
  2. 2. <ul><li>Did you know that you may be suffering from allergies without being aware of it? While many allergic reactions are obvious, there are many more which go unidentified and have negative effects on a person's life </li></ul><ul><li>Because many allergic reactions are not identifiable as such, allergies may go unnoticed and untreated for the majority of a person’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>Fortunately, Allergy Counts at the Charlemont Clinic is equipped with the medical know-how to clear your body of allergens and ensure a healthier future. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Needs an allergy test? <ul><li>Adults or children suspected of having </li></ul><ul><li>Hay fever </li></ul><ul><li>Asthma </li></ul><ul><li>Allergic rhinitis </li></ul><ul><li>Hives </li></ul><ul><li>Eosinophilic oesophagitis </li></ul><ul><li>Migraine </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperactivity/Attention deficit disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Irritable bowel syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational dermatitis </li></ul>
  4. 4. Allergens Tested <ul><li>Foods: milk, egg, soy, rice, wheat, barley, rye, potato, sesame, oats, apple, orange, grape, pear, strawberry, banana, kiwi, paprika, tomato, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, cod, shrimp, mussels, peanut, hazelnut, brazil nut, almond. </li></ul><ul><li>Inhalants: dust-mite, grass pollens, tree pollens, cat, dog, rabbit, horse, guinea- pig, and moulds aspergillus fumigatus, alternaria, cladosporium and candida albicans. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Skin Prick Test Procedure <ul><li>The skin prick test introduces such a tiny amount of allergen into the skin that testing is quite safe, and almost any age group can be tested. </li></ul><ul><li>A few drops of the purified allergen are gently pricked on to the skin surface, usually the forearm. </li></ul><ul><li>With a Positive Reaction to an allergen the skin becomes itchy within a few minutes and presents in the form of a small hive. </li></ul>

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