Allergy is the common name for a condition in which the body’s immune system overreacts to an external stimulus, causing symptoms. This may be caused by pollen in the respiratory tract, a food, or a substance that has come into contact with the skin. In other words, allergy is oversensitivity to such external factors.
The Ihosairaala‘s allergologists are experts at diagnosing and treating a variety of allergies, such as contact dermatitis, food allergies and respiratory tract allergies. We also have experts in children’s allergies. If you have an allergy or asthma that causes respiratory symptoms, you can consult a pulmonologist.
The correct medication relieves symptoms, desensitisation brings long-lasting help
There are many types of allergies, and treatment must be chosen on a case-by-case basis. Typical allergy symptoms include itching, red skin, skin irritation, itchy and watery eyes, a runny nose, asthma and other respiratory tract symptoms. Allergy treatment begins with identification of the allergen, the factor that is causing it. When you know the cause, you can choose the appropriate medication, time the treatment well and, in the case of difficult symptoms, consider desensitisation treatment.