Allergy

40% of the Western world population is said to have some form of allergy. Most of us are untested and therefore have no idea what they might be allergic to.
There are many allergy tests out there, most of which seem to have no scientific basis. At HealthHub we use the only proper scientific tests – specific IgE from your own blood, and skin prick testing.
IgE stands for Immunoglobulin E. It is an antibody, which means it binds to an antigen, like a lock and key – only one antibody fits with one antigen. An antigen is the substance with which you react – such as grass pollen in Hay Fever sufferers. The locked complex of antibody and antigen then causes cells to rupture, releasing Histamine, which causes the symptoms of allergy – swelling, itching, sneezing, blockage, running – whether in the nose, eye, on the skin or in the gut. The treatment of allergy is avoidance, drug therapy (blocking the Histamine effect, or the pathway causing its release) or desensitisation – making you tolerant to the allergen you react with.

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes Health Hub @ Herne Hill is South London's private medical center. HealthHub has the resources required to run a full clinic service for the majority of medical specialities. From blood tests and prescriptions, to sports injuries and sports medicine.

Patients can book consultations, testing, procedures and surgery, including - Allergies, ENT, Male Health, Botox, Endoscopy, Laser Hair Removal, Minor Injury, Minor Operations, Vaccinations, Travel Vaccinations, Diet, Nutritional Therapy, Snoring and Sleep Apnea Monitoring, Emergency Care and other medical treatments.

Over 10 expert physicians are ready to meet with you, discuss your concerns, and provide the tests and treatments you need -- including: Medically qualified doctors and consultants in Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck, and Neurology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy and Counseling; Sexual Psychology and Counseling; Integrative Counselling; Acupuncture; Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy; and Nutritionist.

Flexible appointments, so you'll quickly see a specialist, with minimal wait in the office.