What is allergy?

Allergy is an exaggerated response of an individual towards allergens (foreign substances) that are present in the environment where we live, such as: pollens, molds, insects, or towards substances that we introduce with food (food allergens).

The symptoms of allergy are various: sneezing, burning eyes, nose itchiness…. There are various types of allergic diseases:

  • allergenic asthma
  • food allergies
  • hives
  • drug allergic reactions
  • insect allergic reactions

Allergy is typical of our times; it is increasing in frequency and affects at least eight million Italians. Treatment may be administered by:

  • using anti-histamine and antiallergic drugs: nasal sprays, tablets…
  • using vaccines. The aim is to induce tolerance towards the allergen. Oral, epi-cutaneous and injection vaccines are available.


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