What is an allergy?

Change in immunity

An allergy is understood to be an acquired change in the immune system (which has occurred during the course of life). This leads to immune reactions against specific, inherently harmless triggers (e.g., plant pollen, house dust mites, animal hair and animal epithelia, food, medication, and much more.)

What are the symptoms?

Inflammatory reactions

Clinically, an allergy manifests itself in the form of inflammatory reactions (e.g., runny nose, urge to sneeze, hay fever, inflammation of the sinuses, itchy watery eyes, inflammation of the respiratory tract, coughing, obstruction of the respiratory tract, diarrhea, cramp-like complaints, itchy reddening of the skin, hives, etc.)

Do you have complaints after eating food?

There are several signs of this:

Often physical or psychological reactions that occur after eating are not taken seriously. I would like to discuss your symptoms with you in detail to find the right diagnostic and, ultimately, therapeutic path

Diagnosis, but how?

Detailed survey of the complaints
When do allergic reactions occur?
Where do allergic reactions occur?
What are the reactions?

Skin test
Drops of different test solutions are applied to the flexor side of the forearm and the skin is scratched through these drops with a lancet. A positive result is shown after 15-20 minutes. as an itchy reddening of the skin.

Laboratory findings
For this purpose, a tube of whole blood is taken, which we send to an allergy ambulatory for a special examination.

Finally, the findings and possible therapy options are discussed.