We are facing an increasing number of patients suffering from food allergies and food intolerances. There is an abundance of information online, such as obscure online testing options and misinformation which may either lead people to attempt pointless diets or abstain from necessary ones.
The basis of an accurate diagnosis lies within complete anamnesis and assessment of the symptoms. The assessment of complaint diaries may isolate suspicious foods. As a result, the allergy trigger can be identified in a skin-prick test or prick-to-prick skin test. In some cases, blood sampling is necessary for further laboratory evaluation. Thereby allergies can be identified starting at newborn age.
Food intolerances are also often confused with food allergies. Since the diagnostic possibilities concerning food intolerances are complex, representative results are currently only available starting at school age. We are collaborating with the Allergy Center Vienna-West, as well as with the Gastroenterological Pediatric Outpatient Clinic (outpatient clinic for diseases of the digestive system) of Wilhelminen Hospital Vienna, in order to grant our patients access to these diagnostic tests and to provide the best possible support for them.
Dr. Mädel is specialized in the diagnosis and therapy of food allergies in young infants and toddlers. In addition to parental training, rapid diagnosis is necessary to avoid dietary mistakes and prevent long-time health issues. Therefore, a certified dietician is part of our team.