Coriza and itch? All against allergies


Coriza and itch? All against allergies

The so-called Pricktetst Image: Volker Weihbold

Coriza and itch? All against allergies

The OÖN allergy health tour will arrive at Kepler University Hospital tomorrow, February 7, at 6pm.

By Barbara Rohrhofer,

February 6, 2019 – 00:04 hours

The allergy to Volksleiden haunts every three Austrians. The OÖNachrichten Health Tour is dedicated to this topic on Thursday, February 7th, from 6pm at Kepler University Hospital in Linz. The specialists Wolfram Hötzenecker, Bernd Lamprecht, Norbert Kleinsasser and Julia Pichler will answer all the allergy questions.

How are you testing what I'm allergic to?

Most skin and blood tests are enough to diagnose an allergy. The classic example is the so-called skin test, in which the allergen is applied in the form of drops on the forearm. Then the skin is slightly scratched and the result is 20 minutes later. In rare cases, additional tests may be used.

Can allergy hyposensitization be cured?

Yes, this is in principle possible in allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (allergic inflammation of the nasal mucosa, conjunctiva and eyelids may also be affected). In most cases, there is a significant improvement in symptoms and prevention of the development of allergic asthma.

Is this method successful in all allergies?

Unfortunately, there is no possibility of hyposensitization by allergy triggers. For an allergy to bee venom and wasp, however, the success rate is, for example, 80 to 100 percent, in allergic rhinoconjunctivitis represents 40 to 80 percent noticeable improvement.

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