The Trust offers a wide range of allergy services for adults of all ages. This includes specialist services for patients with difficult to manage allergies.
The allergy team diagnoses and manages all types of suspected allergic conditions, including:
- allergic asthma - allergens can trigger asthma in adults, so it is important to identify and manage these triggers
- allergic rhinitis (hayfever)- this causes an inflammation of the lining of the nose and can cause blockages and itchiness
- rhinosinusitis - this is an inflammation of both the sinuses and the lining of the nose
- anaphylaxis - a serious allergic reaction, that can be life-threatening or even fatal if not treated quickly
- insect venom allergy - the most common insects to have an allergy to include bees, wasps and ants
- drug allergy - this can be an allergy to over-the-counter medications, anaesthetic drugs or even a drug received in hospital
- food allergy - many people can experience a reaction to food, but food allergy is only the cause in a small number of reactions
- urticaria/angioedema - this is where itchy wheals develop on the skin because of an allergy
- nasal polyps and other nasal allergic problems.
Our world-class service
Our team is led by Professor Stephen Durham, and our allergy leads have national and international renown for their work and what they have contributed to the field. We have access to the latest diagnostic tests available, including highly specialist blood tests and individual allergen testing. Once you have your diagnosis, we will offer the best management option for you based on your individual requirements, tailoring it to you.
Our service is completely integrated with other specialities, and consists of:
a consultant allergy dietitian
a specialist allergy nurse
an allergy dietitian.
The allergy team is an experienced multidisciplinary team of doctors, dietitians and a nurse, who have expertise covering the specialities of allergy, food allergy, ENT and gastroenterology.