Allergology

Diagnosis

Skin tests (prick, scratch) and blood analysis (RAST) for diagnosing allergies of the immediate type (= Type I allergies: rhinitis; conjunctivitis; asthma; nettle rash; swelling of eyelids, tongue and lips; diarrhea; shock)

  • Grass/tree pollen allergies
  • Dust mite allergies
  • Fungus allergies
  • Feather allergies
  • Animal hair allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Insect sting allergies (bee/wasp)
  • Latex allergies
  • Drug allergies

Patch test to detect allergies of the delayed type
(= Type IV allergies: contact allergies with eczema)

  • Standard allergies, e.g. nickel, fragrances
  • Preservatives
  • Tooth filling allergies
  • Ointments and emulsifiers
  • Household products and cosmetics
  • Hairdressing products and other
    occupational substances
  • Drug allergies

Therapy

Hyposensitization (subcutaneous injections or sublingual administration) or symptomatic therapy (tablets, eye drops, nasal spray)