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Learn more about the most important types of allergies and intolerances and what you can do in each case.
Every day we come into contact with chemical substances, such as cosmetics, cleaning agents and dyes. Some can cause an allergy or irritation.
House dust mites can be found everywhere, both at home and at work - with health consequences for many allergy sufferers.
In addition to swelling and redness of the skin, insect stings, especially from bees and wasps, can also cause severe allergic reactions.
Products containing latex can produce allergic reactions and even cause a cross-reaction with certain foods.
Although adverse drug reactions are common, they are only sometimes due to allergy or intolerance.
A food allergy is based on an immune reaction by the body to harmless vegetable or animal proteins (allergens).
The term, food intolerances, covers a range of non-allergic reactions to food.
Pollen allergy (hay fever) is a reaction to one or more types of pollen. It involves the immune system reacting to the proteins of pollen, which in themselves are harmless.
Moulds can attack nearly all materials and develop especially in damp places. They occur both indoors and outdoors.
People have had pets for thousands of years. Traditionally used as farm animals, they are now treated as a member of the family. However, being in closer contact with them may also lead to allergies.
Indoor plants make us feel better. However, there are also some that are known to trigger an allergy.
More information about allergy tests, allergy prevention desensitisation, complementary medicine and much more besides helps cope with allergy issues. Our focus topics are also given here.