About Allergy Clinic
Welcome to the Surrey Allergy Clinic. The mission of our allergy clinics is to offer a personalised and comprehensive service to diagnose and treat allergies.
This is facilitated in one of our private clinics at a time convenient to you. Only scientifically validated diagnostic tests and the most effective internationally recognised allergies treatments are used in the clinic. We adhere strictly to the “Good Allergy Practice” guidelines of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
For patients in the west country of England (Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon) we recommend seeing Professor Edward Kaminski who runs an excellent private allergy service in Exeter and Plymouth and has a comprehensive website at www.allergydiagnostics.co.uk
Common allergies treated include:
- Allergic Asthma and Wheezy Bronchitis
- Chronic Nasal Allergies and Hay Fever
- Allergic Conjunctivitis and Eye Allergies
- Eczema, Urticaria and Skin Allergy
- Food Allergies and Additive Intolerance
- Medication and Latex Allergy
- Anaphylaxis and Angioedema
- Wasp and Insect Sting Allergies
Current allergy management aims to identify the causative agent (the “allergen”) and then to remove it from the affected person’s environment. If avoidance measures cannot be implemented the sufferer may need to use preventer and reliever allergies medication. Occasionally desensitisation is used to induce allergen tolerance and reduce the intensity of the allergic reaction.
What to expect at your initial allergy consultation
The consultation will involve a thorough allergy and personal medical history discussion, followed by a physical examination and will include basic allergies diagnostic tests such as Skin Scratch Tests and Lung Function Testing. You will receive the results of these tests and be given treatment advice at the consultation. Please stop any anti-histamine medication for 3 days before your consultation and if possible, bring a list of suspected causes for your allergy. Occasionally further allergy blood tests (RAST) will need to be done and we can arrange these tests privately or through your NHS GP. After your consultation, you will receive a comprehensive allergy profile in plain language explaining the probable cause and treatment for your allergies. Infants can be skin tested for food and inhalant allergies from 4 months of age. If you have concerns about allergy to specific fruits or vegetables, please bring the fresh food along.
All-inclusive Allergy Profile Package
The full consultation and allergy profile including skin scratch tests and lung tests costs £180. A comprehensive allergy report and management plan is also sent to each patient after the consultation. A follow-up allergy consultation is not usually necessary, but if needed, the cost will be £120. The purpose of the follow up consultation for allergies would be to discuss complex test results, monitor response to treatment and plan future allergy management strategies.
Allergy appointments at your convenience
The allergy clinics are held on weekdays at the various venues from 9.00am to 5.00pm and occasionally on Saturday mornings in London from 9.00am. For your convenience, we offer allergy appointments at the London Medical Centre (Harley Street, London), The Guildford Clinic and Spires Clare Park Hospital (Farnham) in their comfortable private consultant suites. Appointments can be booked by telephoning the clinic appointment secretaries at the various allergy clinics hereunder. The clinic secretaries will arrange appointments, but if you have any specific queries or require information about the consultation or allergy testing procedure, then we recommend that you e-mail Dr Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org