Exact survey of the medical history with detailed questioning about the onset of symptoms and seasons.
Allergy test using skin testing (prick test) and a laboratory test. Symptomatic control with nasal sprays.
Therapy of the allergy with a specific immunotherapy via the oral mucosa (SLIT) or as an injection (SCIT).
What types of allergies are there?
Which allergy test do I offer?
In my practice, every diagnosis starts with a detailed questioning about your medical history. On the basis of this I then decide on the further diagnostic procedure.
If there is a suspicion of one, a skin test, the so-called prick test, can be carried out in my surgery. The skin prick test is the most popular allergy test procedure. His name already announces what happens: “Prick” means “sting” or “stab”. An allergen-containing solution is applied to the skin and it is lightly scratched. The liquid penetrates the skin and, in the event of an allergy, triggers a skin reaction in the appropriate area. If you are not allergic to a substance, nothing will happen to the affected area of the skin. This gives you precise proof of allergies – quickly and on an outpatient basis in my ENT practice.
A blood test can be used to determine the free IgE antibodies in the blood. The measurement of these allergen-specific IgE antibodies provides an exact diagnosis of the type of sensitization, but does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the type and severity of the allergy symptoms. In addition, an increased IgE value can also indicate other diseases: such as parasite infestation or certain skin diseases such as Quincke’s edema or exanthema. Therefore, further analyzes are often necessary.
Numerous standardized test substances for the determination of specific immunoglobulin E antibodies in blood serum are available for diagnostics, such as:
- Pollen (including birch, alder, hazel, ash, grass and cereal, mugwort, ragweed and other herb pollen)
- House dust mites and storage mites
- Animals (e.g. cats, dogs, horses, rodents, birds)
- Mould spores (including Alternaria, Cladosporium, Aspergillus)
How much does an allergy check cost?
Anamnesis, review and discussion of previous findings, ENT status including endoscopy of the nose, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx and larynx as well as prick test and blood test
Allergy therapy with the syringe
Specific immunotherapy (SCIT) with the injection under the skin including monitoring
After the treatment you will receive a fee note. If you wish, I can support you in submitting the fee note to your health insurance company! Payment can currently be made in cash or by card (Maestro, V PAY, Mastercard or VISA).