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Hay fever sufferers enthusiastic about Rhinolight® phototherapy

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 […]

Teaching your child about food allergies

Amidst a food allergy epidemic, the education of children about food allergies is becoming increasingly important. Fortunately, there are many food allergy related children’s books now available, which are ideal educational resources for families, childcare centres and schools. With fun adventures, engaging illustrations and relatable characters and experiences, books are a great tool to help […]

The Australian Allergy Centre upholds goals of Australia’s First National Allergy Strategy

Allergic diseases are now recognised as a prioritised chronic disease and national health priority area in Australia. Australia’s First National Allergy Strategy was launched in 2015, with the mission of improving the health and quality of life of Australians with allergic diseases and minimising the burden of allergic diseases on individuals, their carers, healthcare services […]

Loratadine: the non-drowsy approach to relieving your allergy symptoms this Spring

Contrary to popular misconception, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is not solely a physical condition. Though generally typified by the physical symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes, allergic rhinitis can also cause significant impairment to cognitive functioning. Research demonstrates allergic rhinitis is associated with such cognitive difficulties as decreased alertness, […]

Is it a food allergy or a food intolerance?

Food allergy and food intolerance are commonly confused because the symptoms of food intolerance occasionally resemble the symptoms of food allergy. However, there are important differences between the two. Food Allergy A food allergy is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to an ordinarily harmless component within a food. The food is perceived as […]

Understanding the role of pollen in allergy and asthma

What is pollen? Pollen is a very fine powder that is produced and released by plants (trees, weeds, flowers, grasses) to fertilise other plants of the same species. Pollen is typically dispersed in the wind, but can also be transported from plant to plant by birds and insects. What is a pollen allergy? Pollen consists […]

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