For many years, Prof. Beate Tebbe was head of the Department of Allergology at the Charite Berlin on the Benjamin Franklin Campus. Due to her experience, allergology has become a main area in the practice. We offer comprehensive diagnostics on an ambulatory basis. The most frequently treated diseases will be briefly outlined in the following.
Urticaria or nettle rash is one of the most frequent skin diseases. 20% of all human beings experience an urticaria once in their life. Characteristic are wheals on the skin. There are many possible triggers for this disease; among these are also allergies, infections and drugs. A detailed conversation and a comprehensive diagnostics are essential in order to clarify each individual case.
Many people complain of itching eyes and running nose during the period of pollen dispersal. They are suffering from allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, also popularly known as hay fever. The symptoms of the disease can already begin early in the year and continue until autumn. In addition to the symptomatic therapy with antihistaminic agents a specific immunotherapy (syn.: hyposensitisation) can be offered when the allergic rhinoconjunctivitis has been present for several years. In the course of this therapy, the patient receives the triggering allergen in small dosages. With time the body gets used to the allergen and is thus made hyposensitive.
Contact eczemas are triggered by substances with which the skin comes into contact. A good number of contact agents can be responsible for this. The most frequent are perfumes, nickel and special contact agents from the professional surroundings of the patient.
Eczema can considerably affect the patient’s quality of life and even lead to inability to work. Early therapy, sensible use of allergy tests and individual counselling for the prevention of a progression or a recurrence of the disease are essential for the patient.
Food allergies can manifest themselves on the skin as urticaria (syn.: nettle rash). Many other problems e.g. diarrhoea or sometimes migraine-like headaches can be triggered by the intolerance of foodstuffs. The intensive discussion between the doctor and the patient can bring clarification to individual cases and will be completed by sensible allergological diagnostics.