Allergy

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe, sudden, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Anaphylaxis symptoms

Allergy-proof your home

Whether it’s house dust mites, mould, pets or pollen that you’re allergic to, there are steps you can take to

Bluebottle stings

Bluebottles are the most common cause of jellyfish stings in Australia. Bluebottles (also known as Portugese Man-of-War jellyfish) vary in

Kids with allergies feel worse-off

Hospital admissions for allergic reactions have doubled in Australia over the past decade, and were five times higher in young

Hay fever treatments

Hay fever symptoms can range from being mildly irritating to being debilitating, affecting a person’s ability to go about their

Health Diary: Hay fever

Video transcript Dr Caroline West For most of us, Spring is a beautiful time of year – flowers, sunshine and

Immunotherapy treatment

Immunotherapy (also called desensitisation) is a treatment for some allergies, which involves giving a person gradually increasing doses of the

Insect sting allergy

Allergies to insect stings There are many stinging insects found in Australia, and a surprising number of Australians are allergic

Australian scorpion stings not fatal

Scorpions are common throughout Australian gardens and in the bush. There are many different species, with the most venomous located

Mammalian meat allergy

Mammalian meat allergy or MMA is an allergy to meat, and sometimes also to other animal products such as dairy

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