The allergy team at the International Health Centre is a specialist-run service, aimed at providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive allergy treatments. The team has an active interest in allergy care. Our doctors regularly attend national and international courses and seminars related to the ever changing world of allergies and allergy-related illnesses.

Allergic diseases are on the rise and it is often difficult to find good centres for allergic care. Our service aims to provide a high level of quality while avoiding long waiting times.

Our team works closely with the Allergy Centre at Reinier de Graaf Hospital in Delft for advice and if necessary referral for more complex cases. This way we can be sure to provide the best allergy care at all levels. Allergy prevention is important as well and we focus on preventing the occurrence and further development of allergies. Our treatments take into consideration the overall impact of the allergy on a patient’s life, thus providing a more holistic approach.

Some examples of allergic diseases we regularly treat are:

  • Allergic rhinitis / hay fever
  • Allergic conjunctivitis / eye allergies
  • Dust allergies
  • Grass / tree pollen allergies
  • Allergic asthma
  • Eczema caused by allergies
  • Urticaria / hives
  • Food allergies – severe food allergies are often referred through for further evaluation in a hospital setting.

Treatments and diagnostics provided include:

  • Immunotherapy – sublingual and subcutaneous
  • Lung function testing
  • Skin testing, patch testing and blood testing
  • Sleep apnoea studies
  • Inhaler technique
  • Sanitization

The allergy team is comprised of:

Allergy Nurse Liza Abarquez 

Internist Dr Nicola Kellermann

Dermatologist Dr Mayke Houtappel 

Dermatologist Dr Adele Zingoni

ENT specialist Dr Nasrin Jam

Paediatrician Dr Elisabeth van Westerlaak

Appointments or Questions

Please contact the allergy team with your questions, requests for an allergy screening or to make an appointment by email: or call 070 306 5139.

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