Runny nose? Cough? Itchy eyes? Know the causes of your allergic reaction and start your treatment now.

Around 22% of children in Europe have an allergy – and the numbers keep rising, particularly when it comes to severe food allergies.

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But how to understand what makes you react, or your children, and how to avoid the diseases – some of which are potentially chronic - associated?

The most common allergic diseases are rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis, and they affect one in five people worldwide. Rhinitis is characterized by an itchy nose, continuous sneezing, nasal obstruction, and a stuffy nose. Conjunctivitis is manifested through itchy eyes, tearing, and a burning sensation in the eyes.

Asthma, one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases worldwide and with the greatest increase in incidence in the last thirty years, is another possible consequence of allergic reactions. It is estimated that one in twenty people in the world suffer from asthma.

Among the most frequent causes of allergic reactions are house dust mites, pollens, and pet hair, and they usually trigger rhinitis, conjunctivitis or asthma. Other more serious allergies, and in extreme cases potentially fatal, are for example to certain foods or medicines.

The best way to protect yourself and know your profile of allergic reactions in a safe and controlled way is to carry out allergen detection tests, which can be done in a single analysis covering more than 100 substances that cause allergies. The ISAC test – Immuno‑Solid phase Allergy Chip – is one of these methods, and it is available at the Joaquim Chaves Saúde Clinics in Moscavide, Carcavelos, Cascais, Entrecampos, Miraflores and Sintra.

Here, an MD trained in immunoallergology will analyze your case in depth and inform you about your allergic reaction profile, as well as recommend the appropriate treatments for the allergic reactions that may already be affecting you. Joaquim Chaves Saúde clinics have several treatment methods that will be designed specifically for each case.

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