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German cockroaches are the common insects found in the residential and commercial spaces in damp, humid, and warm areas. These insects are light brown in colour with 13 to 16 mm in length. These pests contain allergens in their faeces, saliva, eggs, outer body coverings, and shedded parts. They are one of the leading causes of respiratory allergenic reactions such as asthmatic symptoms in urban settings. The allergic pathogens are commonly found in bedding and household dust. When a sensitive individual interacts with the cockroach by-products, German cockroach allergy occurs, which triggers an immune response in the body to fight the pathogen.
The symptoms of the German cockroach allergy are quite similar to house dust or seasonal allergy reactions. It is one of the most common worldwide indoor allergies.
Usually, the effect of the reaction subsides within a few days of the interaction. However, in certain cases, the symptoms last beyond the usual seasonal allergies duration.
The most common effects of cockroach allergy include:
Lack of timely detection can cause severe symptoms in the affected patients, such as:
Upon observation of the symptoms, a medical practitioner recommends a German cockroach allergy IgE blood test to detect the presence of immunity-inducing antibodies. This cockroach (German) allergy test can be conjugated with a skin prick test to determine the severity of the allergic reactions.
An expert prescribes medical treatment for the allergic reaction post-Allergy Cockroach-German test to alleviate symptoms and manage the reaction in future occurrences. The treatment can include:
In addition, the medical professional also recommends measures to limit the pathogens' presence indoors. The most effective precautionary methods include:
Apollo 24|7 provides a range of more than 100 laboratories across the country to deliver timely and accurate cockroach (German) allergy tests. With a NABL-certified digital healthcare platform and affordable diagnostic solutions, an infected patient can conveniently receive the German cockroach allergy test results for prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jatin Ahuja, Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha, South Delhi.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results