An allergy arises when our body actually repels harmless substances. Our immune system can react to everything. A food allergy is particularly unpleasant. Even people with house dust allergy can hardly avoid the allergens, i.e. the allergy-causing substances.

Allergies are on the rise worldwide: While only one to two percent of people suffered from hay fever at the end of the 1920s, it is now twelve percent. But why is that? After all, our ancestors, who predominantly lived in rural surroundings, could hardly afford an allergy to animal hair or a pollen allergy in everyday life. In addition to genetic factors and environmental influences, scientists also blame excessive hygiene in the industrialized countries, as this undermines the children’s immune system and ultimately overreacts.

Allergies in infants and young children

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Allergies and allergy symptoms

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Allergies: symptoms and causes

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Hay fever and pollen allergy

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Contact allergies

Common causes of this allergy are nickel or fragrances. Interesting facts about contact allergy and tips … more on Contact allergies

Medicines and therapies for allergies

Information about hay fever and allergy medications that you can get from your pharmacy without a prescription. more

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