Allergy Test

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Allergy Test

What an allergy test
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Allergies to pollen, dust mites, animal dander, and foods can have a negative impact on the well-being of individuals. An allergy is a disorder caused by an exaggerated IgE-mediated immune response to allergens. Allergy and related diseases are extensive and rapidly growing problems affecting up to 30-40% of the world population and if left untreated can lead to severe diseases such as dermatitis, rhinitis, asthma, conjunctivitis, and anaphylaxis. Symptoms of allergies include difficulty in breathing, rashes, swelling, runny nose and vomiting. Health&Beauty by Brown's is offering a 20-allergen rapid test that covers some of the most prevalent allergies, in accordance with recommendations of internationally renowned allergy experts.

The test uses a modified Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) that detects specific IgE antibodies. A simple prick test will identify the degree of allergen sensitisation. The Allergy test is particularly well-suited for
patients being treated with anti-histamines.

The diagnostic kit tests your reaction to the following allergens;

Food Allergens: Egg white, Cow’s milk, Wheat, Peanut, Almond, Hazelnut, Walnut, Soy, Cod, Celery

Inhalation Allergens: House dust mites, Dog dander, Cat dander, Timothy grass (pollen), Common ragweed (pollen), Mugwort (pollen), Grass mix, Rye, Ficus/Latex mix, Silver birch

What is the difference between food intolerance and food allergy?

Food allergies and food intolerances are different. Food intolerances involve the digestive system while food allergies involve the immune system. A different test to identify possible food intolerances is also available.

​Food Allergy;
​- ​​​Reactions usually occur quickly, with a maximum of 2 hours after exposure to the ‘reactive’ food.
- Food allergy involves the body’s immune system and is a reaction to a specific food.
- Symptoms include difficulty breathing, rashes, swelling, runny nose, and anaphylactic shock.
- Mild to a severe allergic reaction – Might be life-threatening

​Food Intolerance; 
​- Reactions are usually delayed and symptoms may take several days to appear.​​​
- Food intolerance involves the digestive system and happens because the body has difficulty to digest certain food substances.
- Sufferers can experience multiple symptoms, from migraine to bloating, diarrhea, lethargy and a general feeling of unwellness.
- Mild to severe intolerance – Not life-threatening
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