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Asthma & Allergy Department

Speciality Clinics

Breathe Behtar, Live Better
Get Relief from Asthma and Allergy

Get the help you need now, and say bye-bye to breathing trouble.

Are you suffering from

  • Long standing & recurrent cough?
  • Shortness of breath?
  • Disturbed sleep because of cough at night
  • Wheezing sound?
  • Chest tightness?
  • Recurrent bouts of Sneezing
  • Itchy / Watery eyes
  • Itchy Runny nose
  • On & off Itchy skin rashes
  • Recurrent ear discharge
  • Itchy palate & throat after eating certain foods
  • Chronic fatigue??

Are you suffering from

  • Recurrent bouts of Sneezing
  • Icty &/or Watery eyes
  • Itchy Runny nose
  • On & off Itchy skin rashes
  • Recurrent ear discharge
  • Itchy palate & throat after eating certain foods
  • Chronic fatigue??

Sushrut Hospital Launches Holistic approach to treat Asthma & Allergies

  • 6-minute
    walk test

  • Lung

  • Pulmonologist

  • Allergy

Pulmonary Rehab program – Yoga, Breathing exercises & Lung cleansing diet

Overview of Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.
This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Repeated wheezing (sounds like whistling when you breathe)
  • Chronic cough which is not going
  • Coughing a lot at night
  • Coughing or feeling like your chest is tight
  • Coughing or wheezing after you exercise
  • Feeling like you have a heavy chest for a long time because of a
    long-lasting cold

Asthma Triggers

Asthma Triggers

Types of Allergies?

Allergy related diseases can be classified based on the target organ involvement. Some common types are mentioned below.

  • Nose Allergic Rhinitis

  • Lungs

  • Skin

  • Eye

  • Systemic

  • Gut Food

How is the diagnosis done

Allergy related diseases can be classified based on the target organ involvement. Some common types are mentioned below.

  • A detailed evaluation of symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • Routine tests, like chest X-rays and blood tests
  • Lung function tests
  • Allergy testing- This test is done to distinguish allergic & non allergic asthma. In allergic asthma it is used to identify the specific allergen & avoidance measures are suggested accordingly.

Myths of Asthma

  • Asthma is a contagious disease.
  • Inhalers are addictive.
  • Steroid inhalers have a lot of side effects.
  • People with asthma cannot work or exercise.
  • Inhales are very strong and they should be used as last resort in asthma.

Realities of Asthma

  • Asthma is not a contagious disease.
  • Inhalers are not addictive.
  • Inhaled steroids are safe even if taken for a prolonged period.
  • Asthmatics on regular treatment can work and exercise normally.
  • Inhalers deliver a small dose of medicines and so that they are the first and safest form of treatment for asthma.

Sushrut Hospital offers solution for relief from Asthma with a multidisciplinary approach.

What is an allergy?

An allergy is when your body's immune system reacts strongly to something it's exposed to, like pollen, pet dander, or certain foods. This reaction can cause symptoms like sneezing, itching, or rashes.

How allergies develop?

Allergies develop when your immune system produces special proteins called antibodies in response to exposure to allergens. These antibodies can lead to allergic reactions when you come into contact with the allergen again.

Symptoms of Allergic Reactions

Typical signs of allergic reactions to inhaled or skin allergens include

  • Itchy and watery eyes

  • Sneezing

  • Runny nose

  • Rashes

  • Fatigue

  • Hives

What are the risk factors for allergy?

  • Family history of allergies

  • Animal contact

  • Passive smoking

  • Small family size

  • Western lifestyle

  • Serum IgE>100 IU/ml before the age of 6 years

  • Dust mite exposure

  • Eczema

  • Early use of antibiotics

How Allergy is Diagnosed?

Thorough history should be taken by an experienced physician. Also, questionnaires are recommended for completeness.

Physical examination is also done to confirm the diagnosis.

Allergy Skin testing

The Allergy skin test is a confirmatory, highly sensitive, reproducible, rapid, and cost effective method to screen existing IgE sensitivities that may be responsible for clinical symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Allergy test can be broadly classified into allergy blood test and skin prick test. Skin prick test is recommended by world allergy organization and other international academies. Skin prick test is more sensitive than blood test. It is done at doctor’s office. Prick testing is safe, quick, less expensive and better clinically co-related than blood test. Allergy blood test can be performed by ELISA Method, RAST Method and Immunocap method. The best among all three is Immunocap method. Your Doctor may combine Skin prick test and Allergy Blood test if required.

The most common causes of allergy and asthma symptoms are allergens derived from pollens, molds, house dust mites, animal danders and insects. Many people also experience symptoms of allergy due to altered reactions to foods and medications.

Most people grow into allergy, not out of it. One can, however lose sensitivity to certain foods if one totally avoids the offending food allergen. This occurs in most children who have the unfortunate experience of having hives due to cow’s milk. Later in life that same person who had hives early in infancy can tolerate milk and other cow proteins. Unfortunately, one cannot totally avoid exposure to certain pollens, molds and dust and thus, year after year having been repeatedly exposed to these airborne proteins allergic individuals continue to have allergic diseases due to their continuous or repeated exposure to these aeroallergens.

Adults and children of any age can be tested for allergies. It is advised in allergy related conditions such as Asthma, Allergic rhinitis, Eczema, hives or urticaria and food allergies.

We handle various allergy and asthma conditions at Sushrut Hospital, including allergic rhinitis, asthma, allergic dermatitis, conjunctivitis, and more. Our experienced team is equipped to effectively manage a wide range of allergy and asthma-related issues.

Sushrut Hospital offers 6 minute walk test, Lung assessment & Allergy test along with expert consultation. Sushrut treats you holistically, by additionally offering Pulmonary Rehab, Yoga, Breathing exercises & Diet advice. We provide medications and immunotherapy if needed.

Meet Our Expert Doctors

Dr Kavita Modi



Day Timing
Monday to Saturday By appointment

Dr Abhijit Ahuja

MD (Chest & TB), EDRM, FIPTO


Day Timing
Monday to Saturday 11:00 to 12:00

Dr Sartak Rastogi



Day Timing
Monday to Saturday By appointment

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Dr Kavita Modi

M.D., FCCP, PGDHHM. | Asthma & Allergy

Dr Abhijit Ahuja

MD (Chest & TB), EDRM, FIPTO | Asthma & Allergy

Dr Sartak Rastogi

MBBS, DNB, RESP MED | Asthma & Allergy
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