Allergic diseases are associated not only with contact with allergens but also with lifestyle habits. Recording symptoms regularly and telling the treating physician about them contributes significantly to getting a clear diagnosis.

The app "e-symptoms", an electronic log for smartphones

Acting as an electronic log, the "e-symptoms" app helps allergy and asthma sufferers to observe, quantify and document their symptoms easily. In a daily test run-through, the relevant symptoms are noted and any medication taken and lifestyle habits are recorded. In addition to the test questions, photographs of the skin can be documented, for example in the case of neurodermatitis (atopic dermatitis). Here an example of a sent electronic journal.

The data are accessible to sufferers in convenient graphical form. Before a consultation, a compilation of the symptom data can be sent to the treating physician at the touch of a button. This overview is supplemented by recorded data on pollen count, air pollution and rainfall to provide the doctor with additional information. The app perfectly supports diagnostics and communication between affected persons and their doctors.

The advice section contains basic information and tips for the allergy sufferer. The regional pollen forecast allows hay fever sufferers to make an initial assessment of the situation.

For any questions about allergies, the aha!infoline is just a click away. If you have questions about installing or using the app, you can call the hotline:

aha! Swiss Allergy Centre and CK-CARE offer this app to people with allergies, healthcare professionals and anyone else interested, as a useful tool for making a diagnosis.

Download the free app "e-symptoms"

Special features

  • Test questions for the daily symptoms log
  • Photo function for taking pictures of skin changes
  • Statistics functions
  • Log transmission to doctor
  • Practical guide to coping with allergies
  • Record of treating physician’s contact details
  • Personal data protection function with PIN


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