Allergies clarification and treatment

Allergies are now considered the number one environmental disease. The best treatment measures are clarification and avoidance of triggering allergens.

Innovative therapy options

Allergic diseases such as neurodermatitis, hay fever, asthma and food allergies are steadily increasing today. In our allergy ward we diagnose and treat allergies of all kinds comprehensively, with years of experience and at the same time according to the latest state of knowledge. Even if several organs are affected by an allergic reaction, we can treat our patients optimally. To achieve this, our highly specialized team works together with specialists from various fields. We offer a wide range of proven as well as highly innovative diagnostic and therapeutic options. Our patients also benefit from our infrastructure and knowledge networking.

Procedure for determining triggers of allergies and intolerances

  • Detailed survey
  • Determination of domestic (e.g. house dust mites), inhalation (pollen), food or drug allergens by means of a wide variety of skin tests and in some cases highly differentiated blood tests
  • Monitored ingestion of suspect foods, food additives, and medications, especially pain medications in increasing amounts (oral provocations)
  • Supervised administration of injected drugs (subcutaneous and intravenous provocations)
  • Lung function tests and exercise tests with physical factors (exertion, cold, methacholine)
  • Allergological laboratory tests such as determination of specific IgE (CAP), molecular allergy diagnosis (ISAC) leukotriene release (CAST) and important messenger substances (ECP, tryptase) and cell-mediated allergies (lymphocyte transformation test)

Treatment options for allergies and intolerances

  • Educational work to avoid allergen contact (e.g. dust mite remediation).
  • Conventional drug therapy (tablets, sprays, creams and ointments)
  • Specific immunotherapy (hyposensitization) with injections and tablets or drops
  • Education about the sense and nonsense of alternative methods in the clarification and treatment of allergies
  • In the presence of certain allergies, use of innovative treatments with so-called biologics that specifically inhibit individual messenger substances, e.g. for the treatment of severe allergic asthma, chronic urticaria, neurodermatitis and certain forms of mastocytosis.
  • Immunotherapy (hyposensitization) for bee and wasp venom allergy sufferers through initiation by means of a highly effective rapid procedure (Ultrarush desensitization) on one day; maintenance therapy then optionally on an outpatient basis at the family doctor’s office or at the allergy ward

Responsible doctors

Peter Schmid, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology

Tel. +41 44 255 30 79
Specialties: Allergies of all kinds incl. Neurodermatitis and hives , Tropical and travel dermatology, Mastocytosis and histamine-mediated diseases

Marie-Charlotte Brüggen, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology

Tel. +41 43 253 25 65
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For patients

Send a photo of the affected skin area and fill out the short questionnaire. Within 24 hours on weekdays, you will receive a reliable diagnosis from our experts. Your data will be transmitted to us encrypted and treated confidentially.

To the online consultation

Opening hours Desens

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

Pollen: 07:30 – 16:15
Insects: 07:30 – 15:30
Animals: 07:30 – 16:00


Pollen: 07:30 – 14:30
Insects: 07:30 – 14:00
Animals: 07:30 – 14:15

For referrering physicians

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Tel. +41 44 255 31 55
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