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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.
What is an allergy?
At least a quarter of the Swiss population is affected by allergies. The trend is upwards. The reasons are many and varied. Experts distinguish between allergy types.
If in infancy and childhood one allergy form follows the next, we talk about an allergic march.
Different allergy tests can be carried out to identify what allergens the immune system reacts to.
Although there is no sure way of preventing a child from developing an allergy, certain things can be done that help reduce the risk.
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (desensitisation)
Unlike the drugs used in the treatment of allergic symptoms, specific immunotherapy targets the cause of the allergy itself.
The aha! Swiss Allergy Centre provides independent information about complementary medicine methods relating to allergies, the skin and asthma.