Hay fever – scientifically known as allergic rhinitis – is one of the most common diseases nowadays. The good news is that allergy tests can help identify the triggers so we can avoid them and reduce symptoms.

Hay fever is an allergy-related inflammation of the nasal mucosa when the immune system reacts abnormally to substances in the environment, especially pollen, mould, dust mites, dust, animal hair.

In Hungary, one in ten adults and one in five adolescents suffer from the disease, and the prevalence rate among children is more than 8 per cent. Interestingly, statistics show that it is more common in boys in childhood and in women in adulthood.

It is more likely to develop if there is a history of allergy in the immediate or extended family. It can also be caused in part by an overly sterile environment, smoking, higher consumption of medicines and civilization-related harms such as air pollution, increased use of pesticides or artificial substances in food.

Do not take sneezing and stuffy nose lightly.

One of the characteristic symptoms of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing, which is why many people mistakenly associate it with the “common” cold. It is very important to distinguish it from the common cold, because untreated allergic symptoms can lead to complications such as lower respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, persistent coughing and, in the longer term, inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media) or asthma.

Allergenic skin or blood tests can identify the cause of the illness. Avoiding the triggers as well as personalized medication can provide lasting relief.

Allergy testing for more effective treatment

HR-Pharma offers Allergy-Inhalation profile package, in which 36 allergens are tested. This package help to identify the triggers of inhaled respiratory allergies, hay fever, allergic asthma and perennial asthma.  The test detects specific immunoglobulin E induced by allergens.

Allergy PLUS package offers the possibility to identify not only the most common respiratory allergens, but also certain food allergens after blood sampling.

Book an appointment for one of our lab tests today and take the time to prevent it.