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Kids Allergy Doctors
Information about the most common allergic diseases from allergic rhinitis to drug hypersensitivities
Sometimes it can be challenging to diagnose an allergy. We use a broad spectrum of diagnostic tools
There are several possibilities to treat allergic diseases
www.aha.ch (Asthma und Allergie Schweiz)
www.erdnussallergie.ch (Verein Erdnussallergiker)
www.sgai.ch (Schweizer Gesellschaft für Allergologie und Immununologie)
www.eaaci.org (European Association of Alllergy and clinical Immunology)
www.fpies.org (food protein induced enterocolitis syndrom organization)
Hymenoptera venom allergy is usually a bee or wasp sting allergy.
Drug allergies are less frequent among children compared to adults.
Urticaria is a condition characterized by itchy hives or wheals. It can be acute or chronic.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is most of the time a genetic defect of the skin barrier.
Food allergy is marked by symptoms which mostly occur soon after exposure to food.
Allergic rhinoconjunctivits (hay fever) is marked by itching and watering of the eye, sneezing, nasal discharge and congestion.
Allergic asthma is marked by symptoms like difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing, triggered by inhalant allergens.
Spirometry can be performed among children starting from 4 to 5 years of age.
A prick test can already be conducted on small babies.
Blood test with measurement of specific IgE
Exhaled nitric oxide is elevated by allergic airway inflammation.
To evaluate whether a sensitization to pollen or house dust mite has a clinical relevance
To differentiate between a sensitization without clinical relevance and a food allergy, often a food challenge is performed
To evaluate whether a rash is due to a drug allergy
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An allergy (against pollen, house dust mites, molds, bee/wasp) can be treated with a specific immunotherapy
Used fpr therapy-resistant asthma or urticaria