Istanbul Allergy; is a center in Turkey, founded to be at European standards, that every kind of tests can be applied and diagnosis of allergic diseases can be made and brought solution at. The Istanbul Allergy provides services by a child allergy specialist for children from birth to 18 years old, adult allergy specialist and experienced allergy nurses for patients older than 18 years.
Allergic diseases have become a global health problem in terms of increased incidence, evident problems and socioeconomic expenditure.Allergic diseases are gradually increasing with the change in environmental conditions. Every day we encounter people with allergic complaints in our immediate surroundings.
Allergy is a condition that can take place in most people’s lives and sometimes it is not taken seriously, but it can negatively affect the social life of the people they are seen at. Along with social life, allergy may cause also various health problems. Allergic reactions, especially bee, food and drug allergies can cause serious consequences that can sometimes lead to death. Allergic rhinorrhea may turn into asthma together with sneezing, itching, a continuous nasal discharge, sinusitis and middle ear inflammation, hearing and balance loss or shortness of breath, cough.
Adult Allergic Diseases Branch
Standards have been developed in Europe in order to have an adult allergy diseases department. According to these standards, adult allergy diseases specialist is an indispensable part of adult allergy diseases. In addition to the adult allergy diseases specialist, important conditions such as allergy tests, patch tests, pulmonary function tests, and the provision of an environment for the treatment of allergic shock should be met. It is not enough to write an allergy and asthma section on the door. Allergy diseases department, usually available in education-research hospitals and university hospitals in Turkey.
Most of the allergy departments except these institutions are far from these conditions and most of them do not have allergy specialist. In allergy departments without an allergy specialist, the diagnosis of allergic diseases is difficult due to insufficient facilities and it is not possible to carry out the tests and treatments that are required only by allergy specialists such as allergy vaccines, food provocation tests and drug allergy tests.
Most patients undergoing allergy tests have to be treated as asthmatic patients because they do not receive adequate treatment. Allergy skin tests can be performed by many physicians. However,skin tests are necessary for the detection of allergy causing the patient’s complaint and subsequent vaccination with this allergen (immunotherapy). For patients who have been tested but continue using antihistamines and other allergy medications in the same way, allergy-related treatment has actually been lacking. Allergy skin tests should be performed and evaluated by allergy physicians.
Istanbul Alerji was established by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akçay in March 2016, and Istanbul Allergy’s pediatric allergy department, which meets European standards, was put into operation in a short time. Since 2017, as the Department of Adult Allergic Diseases, all kinds of allergic diseases and asthma can be diagnosed and solved in Istanbul Allergy.
Istanbul Allergy Adult Allergy Diseases department serves the following diseases;
- Allergic Asthma
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Eczema (Atopic Dermatit)
- Food Allergy
- Drug Allergy
- Contact Allergies
- Metal Allergies
- Bee Allergy
- Eye Allergies
- Occupational Allergies
- Hereditary Angioedema
Istanbul Allergy Adult Allergy Diseases Department performs the following tests;
- Skin prick tests
- Patch tests
- Pulmonary function tests
- Nitrite oxide test in breath
- Drug allergy tests (such as penicillin and other antibiotics, local anesthetic drugs)
- Blood tests and all other laboratory tests
As a result, the Istanbul Allergy provides services to allergy diseases and asthma patients from birth to old age and uses diagnostic and treatment methods in European standards.