Pediatric Immunology and Allergy Diseases
Liv Hospital Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Clinic provides world-class service with its high-level technological facilities and experienced team that can diagnose and treat all allergic diseases.
Diagnosis and Treatment Made by Allergy SpecialistsIn Liv Hospital Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Clinic; Diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases in children are done by allergy specialists. Allergy test, blood test and pulmonary function tests alone are not enough for diagnosis. Our trained and experienced allergist physicians evaluate the technique of allergy tests according to complaints and examination findings, and the results are interpreted with success.
The incidence of allergic diseases in children is increasing day by day. In studies conducted in Istanbul, it is reported that 1 out of every 6-7 children has asthma, 1 out of 10 children has allergic rhinitis and 1 out of 20 children has eczema.
Liv Hospital Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Clinic aims to cause the least harm to the body with the least examination and the least medication in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. Our strong infrastructure and experienced team of experts have made the clinic an important “Allergy and Asthma Unit” in and outside the country.
Tests Performed at Liv Hospital Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Clinic:
- Allergy Skin Tests
- Skin Prick Tests are performed to detect allergens that cause allergic diseases. These tests are for the purpose of determining what the allergy is due to. Skin tests; It can be done at any age, including newborn babies.
- Nutrient Loading Test
- For the diagnosis of food allergy, a challenge test can be performed against foods such as cow's milk and eggs, when necessary.
- Drug Allergy Tests
- Allergy tests and provocation tests can be performed against drugs such as penicillin, antibiotics such as cephalosporin, and local anesthetics.
In a child with a drug allergy, disintegration can be done to use the drug with a drug allergy.
These are the tests used in the diagnosis of allergic diseases that occur after contact and in the diagnosis of allergies that develop different from Type 1 allergic reactions of food allergies.
Patch Tests (Patch Tests)
Measurement of allergen specific IgE in blood; It is performed with the most sensitive, advanced and reliable method in the clinic.
Blood Allergy (Food and Inhalant) Tests
In diagnosing asthma, the nitric oxide level in the child's breath is checked to see if it is under control. This test is done on the computer with animation programs so that children can do it easily.
Asthma Control Test
Pulmonary function tests are performed in children aged 6 years and older. This test is very important for the diagnosis of asthma and other lung diseases. In addition, with the control pulmonary function tests performed in the follow-up of patients diagnosed with asthma in the clinic, it can be determined whether they benefit from drug therapy and whether the disease is under control.
Pulmonary Function Tests
With allergen immunotherapy, resistance against allergens is gained and the underlying asthma and allergic rhinitis are healed. It is applied both subcutaneously (in the form of subcutaneous injection) and sublingual (sublingual injection) in the clinic.
Immunotherapy (Allergen Vaccine Treatment)
sweat test; It is a test to show whether you have cystic fibrosis disease. This test is absolutely necessary for the early diagnosis and treatment of this congenital disease.
Reflux scintigraphy may be required in treatment-resistant cases. In the clinic, reflux scintigraphy is taken.
Nuclear Medicine (GER Scintigraphy etc.)
Radiology department is of great importance in the differential diagnosis of asthma and allergic diseases. It is a great benefit to have devices equipped with the latest technology in our department and to have physicians who are very experienced in interpreting films.
Radiology (Tomography, CT Angio, MR etc.)
The use of asthma-related medications and inhalation devices recommended by our doctor and training on diseases are given by specialist doctors with video narration.
Video Patient Education