immune system

Anaphylaxis

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

Asthma and dust mites

A common asthma trigger in Australia is the house dust mite, which has adapted to live by the tens of

Asthma: checklist of common triggers

An asthma ‘trigger’ is anything that brings on or aggravates asthma symptoms. Common asthma triggers can be divided into roughly

Asthma inhalers: how do I use my puffer?

There are a number of different devices for delivering asthma medicine into your lungs. One of the most commonly used

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

Asthma: can swimming help?

Is swimming a good exercise for people with asthma? Swimming has been recommended in the past as a good form

Asthma and exercise

Although exercise is a common trigger for asthma symptoms, this does not mean that you should avoid exercise just because

Bluebottle stings

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

Thunderstorm asthma – things you should know

Following the unprecedented thunderstorm asthma event in Melbourne in 2016, where hundreds of people were hospitalised, dozens placed in intensive

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

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