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Celiac disease

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that can be genetic. It’s triggered by consuming a product that contains a protein called gluten, which can predominantly be located in wheat, rye, and barley.
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Medication

DRUG ALLERGIES: WHAT ARE THEY? Allergic reactions to medications are common and have a significant impact on an individual’s health. It is difficult to determine how many people have it in their lifetime, but it is estimated that about 10 out of 100 hospitalised people have a reaction to a…

Food allergies in adults

Food allergy symptoms can include itchiness, swelling of the tongue, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble breathing, hives, or low blood pressure. In the developed world, 6 to 8 percent of people have some sort of food allergy. managing your food allergy mainly includes avoiding the food that you are allergic to. Would…

Eczema, Urticaria

Eczema and Urticaria are two different manifestations of a skin allergy, but the main symptom is pruritus (itching). In eczema, there is generally a so-called contact form, caused directly by an allergenic external substance (treated in the chapter on contact allergies) and a more complex form, called eczema or atopic…
Eye Allergies

Eye allergies

Thankfully, most eye allergies are frustrating rather than actually dangerous. Some of the symptoms of having an allergic reaction are when your eyes get red, itchy, irritated, watery, swollen, and sensitive. One of the things that can cause an eye allergy are cosmetics and medications, but there are more common…

Insect venoms

Insect venom is a type of poison that insects use to defend themselves. When they feel threatened, they will either sting or bite any person standing nearby, causing a possible allergic reaction. Some of the well-known insects with venomous bites or stings include wasps, hornets, fire ants, and bees. Most…

Pollen measurement in Switzerland

14 MEASUREMENT STATIONS MeteoSwiss, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology operates a nationwide pollen measurement network comprising 14 measurement stations where pollen concentrations in the air are measured. Based on the data and forecasts about the pollen count, sensitive people can limit their exposure and treat their allergy symptoms…

Allergy Factors

Allergy is a disease of the immune system. This enables our body to defend itself against external attacks (bacteria, viruses, parasites…). The immune defence is composed of 2 phases: the recognition of the attacker (specific response), and then the use of different mechanisms to neutralise the attacker (inflammation). The specific…
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