- 2 years old
- Atopic Dermatitis
From the moment she was born, Gabi was in pain
The Verein für Kranke at the Etania House welcomes visitors from around the world to provide families in need access to the healing air and facilities, at a nominal cost.
This includes children and families suffering from various skin ailments, lung conditions, chronic illnesses, emotional turmoil, as well as other conditions.
In 2017, Chaim V’Shalvah has serviced 15,000 respite nights, proving the need for a centre of rehabilitation.Read our success stories
Individuals with various skin ailments, lung conditions, allergies, chronic illnesses, and emotional turmoil have benefited from Etania’s facilities finding hope and healing in the nurturing environment of Davos.
In the past 140 years, in addition to the highly-equipped Davos Hospital, climatic spas & specialty clinics offering scientifically-proven treatments are available locally.
We have seen tremendous success with people being healed simply by being in the environment and altitude of Davos. Individuals, who have sought many methods of recovery, including conventional and alternative methods, have often found a miracle in the Etania House.
Despite the difficulty in managing this project, we are committed to the legacy of the Etania Association to be a Healing Resort for the sick amongst the Jewish Community.
How high altitude heals:
Other conditions treated in Davos:
Although more common in children, it can occur at any age. It is a chronic condition which will flare periodically and may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever.
Various treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks.
Most common, are patches of red skin, covered with loose, silver-coloured scales. Often, the lesions are itchy and painful, sometimes cracking and bleeding as well.
Psoriasis is also often associated with psoriatic arthritis, which causes painful swelling of the joints.
While more common in teenagers and young adults, the virus can occur at any age. It is spread through saliva, but once infected, immunity is developed, preventing re-infection.
In the early stages of Lyme disease, one may experience flu-like symptoms that can include a fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches and joint pain. One also may experience a large, expanding skin rash around the area of the tick bite.
While for most people these types of substances (allergens) pose no problem, the allergic individuals’ immune system identifies them as a’ threat’, producing abnormal responses.
This could result in making the person feel as though things are worse than they actually are. Symptoms may include: racing thoughts; uncontrollable over-thinking; difficulties concentrating; feelings of dread and panic and problems with sleep.
Some of the most common respiratory diseases include pneumonia, emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) .
While some conditions are chronic (long-lasting), other respiratory infections can be temporary, and respond well to treatments.