Defining allergies through the Faber test

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Most allergies manifest through sneezing and rashes. In worse cases, manifestation includes swollen lips, shortness of breath, vomiting or even anaphylactic shock that can cause medical emergency.

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Allergies are known when it already caused a reaction and not before how one came in contact with so it could have been avoided.

Now comes Faber test, a brand-new diagnostic tool for allergies developed using nanotechnology. Known allergenic sources – pollen, mite, epithelia, mould, animal- and plant-derived foods from different tissues like milk, eggs, fruits, seed and venoms – have been integrated into a single test.

The test was created to measure specific antibodies against bacteria, viruses and allergens; and uses molecular allergens and allergen extracts using only minimal blood samples from the patient.

Faber is recommended if and when one has allergy with rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma, urticaria, eczema, food reactions including abdominal pain and diarrhea, or insect or latex-induced reactions. It is recommended as well if there are other members of the family who suffer from these allergies or when more than one symptom appear at the same time and have several triggers.

Further, it may help those who have done restriction diets but without success, and those avoiding allergens but without success. The Faber test is also a good preparation for moving or traveling to a new foreign locale, or starting a new job.

Anybody is eligible to take the Faber test — from infants to the elderly—which can be requested from a medical practitioner.

It only takes a small amount of blood to perform the test, and unlike skin tests, even patients with severe dermatitis such as urticaria or eczema can have it done.

Suggested by Global Medical Technologies Manila.

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