An “allergy” is a hypersensitivity to a particular substance that is normally harmless to most other people. We call these allergy causeing substances “allergens”.
These can induce a reaction when inhaled (airborne allergens), touched (contact allergens) or ingested (food allergens). Allergy sufferers may display a range of allergic symptoms in response to allergen contact.
The number of Australians seeking medical care for Allergy has doubled in the past generation. Australia has among the highest prevalence of allergic disorders in the developed world with around 20% of Australians suffering from an allergy.
Unfortunately, allergies are only increasing globally.
Allergies can affect children and adults and are considered one of the fastest growing chronic conditions affecting Australians. At the heart of many chronic illnesses may be an undetected allergy.
At Australian Allergy Centre, we can help diagnose and assess the severity of your allergic condition and help you co-manage your condition with a range of inter-disciplinary professionals.