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Winning Over Allergies
Fri Sep 4, 9:00 PM
Winning Over Allergies: Myths & Facts
A Talk by Dr. Arif Ahmed

This is an ONLINE event on www.lamakaan.com

Weather makes us suffer from allergies. Specifically, changes in temperature and humidity can cause allergy symptoms like sneezing and congestion, which occur due to swelling that results from changes in the nose's membranes. the rain actually makes allergy symptoms worse for most people, instead of better. That's because the rain bursts the pollen particles prior to washing them away, putting higher concentrations of particles into the air.

In this talk Dr. Arif Ahmed shall talk about the causes, prevention, and cure of general and specific Allergies one can contract during the monsoon season and otherwise too.

Question and Answer session will follow after the talk.

About Dr. Arif Ahmed:

Dr.Arif Ahmed is an allergist and a pediatrician educated in India, UK, and the USA. He graduated in medicine from the Seth GS Medical College in Mumbai and then pursued his post-graduation in pediatrics from the same reputed institute. In the United Kingdom, he worked as a senior resident in pediatrics and neonatology at the NHS hospitals for three years.

He was a senior resident in pediatrics at the Sparrow Hospital and the Michigan State University of Lansing, MI, USA. He is now on the faculty at Shadan Medical College as professor pediatrics in addition to holding the post of senior consultant pediatrics at numerous teaching hospitals in Hyderabad. He is also the director and allergist at Allergy Centre for Allergy and Chest Diseases. Dr. Arif’s interest was drawn towards immunology on account of witnessing the manifestation of allergies in individuals of pediatric age group, which were left unattended or worse, brushed under the carpet of sinusitis or the common cold, which in turn snowballed into full-blown problems in adulthood. He did a Clinical Attachment in Allergy & Immunology at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and has passed the European Board for Allergy and Immunology examination conducted by the European Academy of allergy and Clinical Immunology.

He has done extensive research work in allergy and immunology and presented numerous, publications (national & international), books, papers, lectures, conferences, and workshops all over India besides oral and poster presentations in UAE, USA, and Europe. Almost 200 lectures or workshops on allergy have been conducted by him in nook and crannies across India for raising awareness amongst doctors.

He also conducts free camps for education, awareness, early detection, and treatment in the slums of Hyderabad and is a founding trustee and manager of the NGO SOWED (Specialist on Wheels for the Economically Deprived). He has a website www.allermy.com and is available on email arifahmed1960@gmail.com