Allergies are misguided reactions to usually harmless triggers by our immune system. The symptoms appear as eczema, swelling, reactions of the mucosa to life-threatening effects. In addition to knowing your medical history, various examinations can help us make an exact diagnosis.
Allergology is one of the main areas of work at the Hautmedizin Bad Soden.
What are the most common types of allergies and their treatments?
Allergies to pollen, dust mites and animal hair
This allergy manifests in the form of hay fever or asthma. The diagnosis is made by means of skin prick tests. We also conduct targeted examinations (ImmunoCap) in the clinic’s laboratory. In addition to avoiding the allergens that trigger the response as well as prescribing medication to alleviate the symptoms, we can treat the cause with targeted immunotherapy (desensitisation).
The diagnosis of food allergies is very important and, in some cases, life-saving. However, it is also important to exclude any incorrectly assumed food allergies to spare the patient any unnecessary diets and resulting nutrient deficiencies. Extensive expertise is required here.
Bee and wasp venom allergies
Patients who suffer from this life-threatening illness require particularly careful diagnosis and treatment. In addition to prescribing life-saving emergency medication, targeted immunotherapy is essential.
Allergies to medication
Due to the increase in life expectation, it is becoming more and more common, especially for older patients, to take a variety of medication. As a result, the risk for unwanted interactions and skin reactions increases. These must be precisely clarified in order to prevent them recurring.
We can verify allergies to contact agents by performing epicutaneous testing (plaster allergy test). Allergies to nickel and fragrances are especially common.
If you need a diagnosis for a possible allergy, would like suitable treatment or simply have a question about allergology, we would be happy to advise you during a personal consultation.