Dr Elena Salagean, MD is a consultant allergist who offers allergy testing, management, and treatment options in the UK. Her Holistic Allergy testing clinic is based in Bournemouth and covers private patients from all of Dorset and further afield. She is a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and has been quoted by numerous journalists in the UK and USA. Dr Salagean is also a researcher and published author on Pubmed.

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Five Key Insights On The ALEX2 Test

The ALEX2 test, also known as the Allergy Explorer, is a modern diagnostic tool designed to identify specific allergens that may be causing allergic reactions. Although not offered on the NHS, it is available privately. Traditional allergy tests such as skin prick testing can be invasive, time consuming and restrictive. Unlike these, the ALEX2 test…

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Immunotherapy for Hayfever

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is caused by an allergy to different pollens. In England, the grass pollen counts are particularly high in late spring and mid summer. They subsequently peak in July, before coming back down to virtually zero by the end of autumn. If you are suffering from severe symptoms, then…

Cat Allergy Testing

Cat allergy is relatively common in the UK and other parts of the world. It’s also the most common type of allergy to animals, affecting about 20% of the general population. This also means that it is significantly more common than allergy to dogs. Getting a cat allergy test is therefore straightforward and can be…

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Tree Nut Allergy

Getting a nut allergy test is the right step forward if you suspect that you might be allergic to tree nuts. Unfortunately, the incidence of tree nut allergies has gone up in the last 10 years across the world. Nuts are now one of the most common and serious food allergens affecting both children and…

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Penicillin Allergy Testing

According to a recent study, up to 95% of people identified as having a penicillin allergy are found to be incorrectly labeled following comprehensive allergy testing. Just over 4 million people in England have been told that they are allergic to penicillin. However, in 2.7 million cases, this is incorrect. Unfortunately, due to the potential…

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Food Intolerance Testing

Food intolerance testing refers to a group of tests that you can do if you suspect that you might be sensitive or intolerant to certain foods. Do you sometimes get that bloated feeling, a nagging headache, or just feeling unusually tired after eating? Well, you’re not alone. Many of us go through similar experiences, often…