Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis

Patch tests are commonly used to aid in the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis. A patch test may assist in identifying the specific substance or substances causing allergic inflammation of your skin. Patch testing involves applying small amounts of various allergens onto small squares on a larger patch, and the adherence of the patch or […]

Rhinolight® Phototherapy (for the treatment of allergic rhinitis symptoms)

Rhinolight® is a phototherapy treatment of the nasal mucosa suitable for patients who suffer from allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Rhinolight® treatment reduces the body’s immune response to inhaled allergens (such as pollens, moulds, animal dander and mites) and the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, by inhibiting the release of histamine from mast cells and inducing apoptosis of lymphocytes […]

Corn Allergy

Allergic symptoms of corn allergy develop when an individual’s immune system becomes sensitised and overreacts following the ingestion of corn or foods containing corn-derived products. Symptoms of Corn Allergy Physical reactions to corn and corn products can range from mild to severe. Some common symptoms of corn allergy include:– Hives– Nausea, abdominal cramping, indigestion, vomiting, diarrheoa– […]

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

What is eczema? Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition, which affects approximately one third of the Australian population at some point in life (Eczema Association Australia, 2015). Eczema causes patches of the skin to become red, itchy, dry and scaly. In some cases, the skin may weep. Eczema is usually found […]

Hives (Urticaria)

Urticaria is the medical term for hives, an allergic-like reaction of the skin, in which areas of the skin become red, itchy and raised. Urticaria is the most common cause of skin inflammation. It is estimated to affect around 1 in 30 children, and up to 1 in 5 people throughout a lifetime. Though distressing, […]


Angioedema is a condition in which small blood vessels leak fluid into the deep dermal, subcutaneous and/or submucosal tissue, causing swelling. The swelling usually occurs around the face, lips and tongue but can also affect the throat, hands, feet and genital area. Angioedema can occasionally cause internal swelling of the oesophagus or stomach. Angioedema can […]

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