Allergic respiratory diseases, different types of food and skin allergies cause complaints in an increasing number of people. Our allergology specialist practice deals with the diagnostics and treatment of these conditions.
The aim of this specialist examination is to identify the exact type of allergy that causes the complaints, so the specialist can prescribe the appropriate therapeutic treatment. During the appointment, the specialist asks the patients about allergic diseases that run in their family, recent illnesses, and previous examination results. The patients are also asked about their symptoms, where and how often these occur, and whether they are related to the consumption of any food or medication.
Allergy is essentially a hypersensitive reaction: the immune system gives an exaggerated response to certain substances. Allergens are extremely diverse and may include foods, medications, chemicals, metals, animal hair, pollen, mites, mould spores, micro-organisms etc. Allergens enter the body in different ways: through the airways, the skin or the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, an allergic reaction might occur in the airways (such as hay fever), on the skin, as well as in the digestive system.
In respiratory allergies, these symptoms may cause complaints:
Typical symptoms of skin allergies:
In cases of food allergies and food intolerance, the following symptoms may appear in milder or more severe forms: