A patient undergoing an allergy test. A dermatologist's hand, wearing gloves, drips an allergen liquid onto the patient's skin. Skin reactions are used to diagnose allergies and decide on subsequent treatment methods.


Common disease allergy

In all industrialized countries, the number of allergy sufferers has doubled or tripled over the past three decades – and the trend is still rising. It is estimated that every third German has had problems with an allergic reaction at least once in his life. Children and young people are particularly affected by this; for example, they suffer from food allergies twice as often as adults.

"Allergy" is a commonly used term for an overreaction of the immune system. During an allergic reaction, the immune system reacts to harmless substances (e.g. pollen, mite particles, etc.). As a result, an allergy can manifest itself through symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose, skin rashes, digestive problems or, in rare cases, life-threatening reactions (anaphylactic shock).

Many people don't even know they have an allergy. Early and accurate allergy diagnosis can therefore help to prevent secondary diseases and complications such as allergic asthma or unnecessary dietary restrictions. In most cases, allergy begins in early childhood. In order for parents to be able to accompany their children through their allergy in the best possible way, a correct diagnosis and early therapeutic steps are of crucial importance. This not only leads
to alleviate the current symptoms, but can prevent possible deterioration.

Allergy trigger

Almost all substances in the environment can cause allergies. To diagnose allergies, our dermatologists take a detailed medical history and carry out various allergy tests (e.g. skin tests, provocation tests, laboratory tests). The analysis of the trigger of the allergy is the prerequisite for an effective specific treatment plan.

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