White-tail spider bite – symptoms and treatment

Although a white-tail spider bite can be painful and cause temporary skin irritation and inflammation, experts now say it’s very unlikely

Insect bites and stings: self-care

General Information See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information Insect bites and stings – General

Acupuncture helps with hay fever symptoms

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis (commonly known as hay fever) symptoms, report


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

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

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