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  • Apollo Multispecialty Hospital (formerly Gleneagles)
    58 Canal Circular Road, Kadapara, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Apollo Multispecialty Hospital (formerly Gleneagles)

Allergy Specialist Details

Allergy Specialist
  • Tuesday, 13th April, 2021.

Allergy Specialist

How to Choose an Allergy Specialist?

If you need to see an allergist, you have probably already seen your primary care doctor. And you may have already been through some medical testing. Finding the right allergist can seem overwhelming, but your health and quality of life depend on it.

What is an Allergy?

An allergy occurs when you react to things like cats or pollen that do not affect most people. If you come into contact with something you are allergic to (called an allergen) you may have symptoms such as itching or sneezing. This is called an allergic reaction.

Who is an Allergy Specialist?

An allergy specialist doctor in Kolkata, or allergist, is a doctor who has an extra 2 to 3 years of training in the diagnosis of allergies. They deal with allergies that is found over the skin. Worldwide dermatologist are the doctors who deals allergy as manifestation of allergy is almost always over skin. Recurrent itching, redness, burning or rash may be the clue. Some of the common symptoms of allergy are itching, redness, burning or rashes, etc. These are immune system disorders that happen to skin and mucosal surfaces (inside mouth and private parts) of your body. This immune system disorders are part of the dermatology training like different kinds of lupus, rheumatism, dermatomyositis, etc.

What Causes Allergies?

Allergies occur when the immune system of your body is intolerant to any foreign substance like pollen grains, bee’s venom, or pet dander or a food item that does not affect most people in general. The immune system of your body is responsible for the production of antibodies.
When you suffer from allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a specific allergen as harmful even if it is not. When you come in contact with the allergen, the immunity of your body can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways and digestive system.

Symptoms Of Allergies

The symptoms of allergy largely depend on the substance that is involved in it. The reactions of allergy can range from mild to severe. In some severe allergy cases, it might lead to risk your lives.
Some of the common symptoms of allergy are as follows:
  • High fever – sneezing, itching of the nose, eyes or roof of the mouth, runny and stuffy nose, watery red or swollen eyes.

  • Food allergy – tingling in the mouth, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue, face or throat, anaphylaxis.

  • Insect sting allergy – a large area of swelling at the sting site, anaphylaxis, itching or hives all over the body, cough, chest tightness, wheezing or shortness of breadth

  • Drug allergy – hives, itchy skin, wheezing, anaphylaxis, rash, and facial swelling.

Diagnosis And Treatment

If you want to get the best treatment for allergies, consult with Dr. Surajit Gorai. He combines his medical expertise, compassion and cutting-edge technology to develop with you, a comprehensive medical plan that works for you in the best possible way. Being a board-certified doctor, Dr. Gorai provides personalised care to each and every patient, listens to their problems, diagnoses them and then tries to solve the allergic condition.


Therefore, for any kind of allergy, finding a specialist is only the first step. The next is deciding whether the allergy specialist is someone with whom you can work. For the best treatment, you can consult with Dr. Gorai.