Allergology (the study of allergy) is a fast moving field and a huge amount of new research is being conducted around the world. This has translated into some real advances in our ability to diagnose and treat allergic disease. Our team are actively involved in cutting edge research and are thus able to advise on new treatments and where possible, signpost relevant clinical trials.
Some of the most exciting developments are those in the field of desensitisation or immunotherapy, which has the potential to actually cure allergies by diverting the immune system’s response to a specific allergen (such as pollen, dust mites or animal dander). We also offer advice on food desensitisation, which is a rapidly developing field.
Advances in diagnostics now mean that we have access to more reliable blood tests including component allergen testing and protein microarrays (such as ISAC testing).
Our team can also offer access to temperature controlled laminar airflow devices (Airsonett), which is clinically proven to improve allergic asthma or Anti-IgE therapy (Omalizumab) which is effective in chronic urticaria and is currently being trialed for severe eczema. Click here to view the Airsonnet patient information leaflet.