immune system

Damp, gas stoves and asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in Australia – a disease whereby your airway muscles constrict and become

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

Video: Does breathing retraining help asthma?

Asthma is a common condition, affecting up to 18 per cent of the world’s population. Drug treatments can be very effective

Insect sting allergy

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

Asthma and smoking

Smoking and asthma do not combine well. Tobacco smoke harms the airways of both smokers and those who are exposed

Asthma overview

About one in 9 Australians has asthma – a chronic (ongoing) condition that affects the airways in the lungs. Asthma

Asthma treatments

Asthma treatment involves working with your doctor to create an asthma management plan, taking asthma medicines as needed, avoiding asthma

Asthma: reliever medications

Reliever medications work as bronchodilators. That means that they relax the muscle around your airways, making the passages themselves wider.

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

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