Clinical Studies

Along with medical progress comes the continual development of new and better therapies for allergic overreactions.

Allergies

More than a quarter of the population of industrial countries suffer from allergic diseases. One of the most common forms of allergies is seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, so-called hay fever.

An allergy is an exaggerated immune reaction to a substance that is in actual fact not “hazardous” for humans, for example pollen, food substances or animal hair. Typical signs of an allergy are sneezing attacks, an increased running nose, a blocked nose and teary eyes, excessive itching of the palate, swelling of the mucosa and coughing attacks.

Often pollen allergy sufferers develop so-called cross-reactions to specific types of food, such as stone fruits, pomaceous fruits or nuts, which may manifest as an itching sensation in the throat and the palate or cause mucosal swelling in the throat and larynx.

Seasonal and perennial allergies are serious diseases that should not be treated lightly. About 30% of patients with untreated allergic rhinitis develop allergic bronchial asthma. Early diagnosis of an allergic disease and treatment specially concerted to the patient’s needs, increase the likelihood of influencing the disease favourably and improve quality of life or even heal the person of the allergy.