Clarification of symptoms and diagnostics
First of all, it is important to clarify whether your symptoms are due to an allergic reaction or have some other cause. An allergy is a violent reaction of the body's immune system to substances that are actually completely harmless to the body. These are mostly proteins in pollen, animal hairs, scales or excrements and food. Environmental factors, nutrition and psychological stress also seem to have an influence.
The symptoms are different for each person and can change or even spread in the course of the disease. Finding out the exact cause of the allergy is a prerequisite for any further treatment. We use modern skin and laboratory diagnostic blood tests for this purpose. Blood analyses make it possible to determine the antibodies (IgE antibodies) formed by the body in the course of an allergy. If food intolerance is suspected, appropriate tests provide final clarity in differentiating it from an allergy.
Prophylaxis and therapies
In the course of a monthly allergy conference, we introduce each allergy patient and discuss the best possible treatment in an interdisciplinary team. Even allergologists in private practice can participate and present patient cases.
Nowadays, there are many possibilities available to treat allergies effectively and well-tolerated or to adjust oneself to intolerances. If an intolerance or allergy is detected, there are usually three procedures for further treatment, also combined with each other:
- Hyposensibilization or desensitization (also specific immunotherapy SIT), e.g. for bee and wasp venom allergies
- Allergen avoidance (diet plans, pollen filters, mite-repellent bed covers, low-allergen environment)
- Drug therapies (antihistamines, corticoids)
We are happy to accompany you on your way from the clarification of your symptoms to the safe handling of the allergy and find the appropriate treatment to alleviate your symptoms.