Allergic Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, characterised by reversible airway narrowing with obstruction of airflow to the lungs. Asthma is very common, affecting 1 in 4 children, 1 .

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is an IgE-mediated inflammatory disorder of the nasal passages caused by the overreaction of the body’s immune system to inhaled allergens. Airborn.

Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma

In Australia, it is estimated 10% of the population has asthma and between 15-20% has allergic rhinitis. Over 75% of individuals with asthma suffer from coexisting allergic rhinitis, and approximat.

Anaphylaxis and the Adrenaline Epipen ®

Anaphylaxis Allergic reactions can be localised or generalised, and range in acuteness from mild to severe. It is not surprising therefore, that not all allergic reacti.


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 an.

Cat Allergy

Cat allergy is the most common of pet allergies. The cat allergen is produced within the salivary and sebaceous glands, and as a result found mainly in cat saliva and skin flakes. As fastidious gro.

Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin condition in which direct contact with an allergen triggers a cell mediated allergic response and the development of localised itchy, red rashes on the skin. T.

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. .

Dust and Allergy

Dust is everywhere, all of the time. It is found indoors and outdoors, within households, workplaces, schools, cars and public places. Dust can be made up of virtually anything and everything. Dust ca.

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.

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 “foreign” and therefore threatening, so t.

Food allergy management during the holiday season

Are you concerned about hosting or attending a social event this holiday season because you, your child, another family member or guest has diagnosed food allergies? Don’t be. With ca.

Food Allergy versus 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.

Hives (Urticaria)

Urticaria is the medical term for hives, an allergic-like reaction of the skin, in which areas of the.

Immunotherapy for the treatment of allergy

What is an allergy? An allergy is an overreaction of the body’s immune system to an ordinarily harmless substance. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies play a major role in allergy. .

Metal Allergy and Orthopaedic Surgery

Concerns have arisen about the role metal sensitivity may play in the development of complications following orthopaedic joint replacement surgeries. Hypersensitivity to such metals as nickel, coba.

Mould Allergy

Moulds are microscopic fungi, which unlike plants, are unable to produce their own food from sunlight and air. They are made up of clusters of filaments, and live on plant and animal matter, which .

Mould and Yeast Free Diet

Yeasts and moulds are tiny single-celled fungi, belonging to the same biological group as mushrooms. The inhalation of fungal spores is a common cause of allergic rhiniti.

Nasal Spray Technique

Nasal inhalant sprays are commonly recommended for the management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Nasal sprays deliver medications directly into the nasal passages, where they have a localis.

Nasal Sprays and Management of Allergic and Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Nasal inhalant sprays are commonly recommended for the management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Nasal sprays deliver medications directly into the nasal passages, where they have a localis.

Naturally effective mould spray : Guide for the home

Quick Tips to cleaning household mould. Cleaning Kids Toys The classic bleach-bath water mixture Ingredients 1/2-3/4 cup bleach (white king, domestos) Tub.

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 yo.

Pollen Allergy

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 .

Rhinitis Medicamentosa – Rebound Nasal Congestion from Decongestant Nasal Spray Overuse

Rhinitis medicamentosa (also known as rebound or chemical rhinitis) is a non-allergic form of rhinitis characterised by nasal congestion in the absence of sneezing and runny nose. Rhinitis medicamento.

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.

Salicylate Sensitivity

Natural chemicals are found in the foods we eat. Food is composed of protein, carbohydrate, fat and various nutrients as well as a number of natural chemicals. These naturally occurring chemicals o.

Sinus Irrigation for Nasal Congestion

Nasal irrigation is often recommended as a complementary non-pharmacological therapy for the relief of nasal congestion associated with allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and rhinosinusitis. Nasal irriga.

Skin Prick Testing

The optimal management of allergic disease requires the accurate diagnosis of a patient’s allergic sensitivities. Allergy testing has been shown to increase the accuracy of diagnosis when interpr.

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 availa.

Vitamin D and Food Allergy

A topic of great discussion at this year’s 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, was identifying the drivers behind the current foo.

Your child’s allergy test. What to expect and how to prepare.

CHILDREN AND SKIN PRICK TESTING It is not uncommon for skin prick tests to be performed on children. Though the test may sound frightening, most children cope very well. .