Immune system and allergy

[Translate to Englisch:] Epikutantest mit Allergen-Pflastern am Rücken

Allergens: In principle, any protein can become an allergen. In a non-allergic person, a foreign protein triggers a normal immune response and is usually recognized as a "harmless" antigen, unrelated to an allergic reaction. more (in German)

[Translate to Englisch:] Hand, die Viren abwehrt als symbolische Darstellung des Immunsystems

Structure and function of the immune system: In order to understand allergies (better), it helps to know the structure and mode of action of the immune system. It is a very complex system with many components, which protects us effectively in most cases …read more (in German)

[Translate to Englisch:] Mensch, auf den von außen Krankheitserreger einwirken als schematische Darstellung von Störungen des Immunsystems

Immune system disorders: A weakness or a disturbed function of the immune system or individual components thereof can cause different types of diseases or favour their development. In addition to infectious diseases, these include cancer, autoimmune diseases and allergies. …read more (in German)

[Translate to Englisch:] Schematische Abbildung von Antikörpern, die an eine Zelle andocken zur Darstellung der Entstehung von Allergien

How does an allergy develop? Allergy is an excessive reaction of the immune system to substances from the environment. When looking for the causes, it should be borne in mind that there are other types of hypersensitivity, which cause similar symptoms but are not based on an immunological reaction. more (in German)

[Translate to Englisch:] Drei qualmende Schornsteine als Symbol für Luftschadstoffe als Risikofaktor für Allergien

Risk and provocation factors for allergies: Two factors in particular contribute significantly to the development of allergic diseases: the genes and environmental factors which, if predisposed, influence the development, manifestation, severity  and course of the disease …read more (in German)