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Signs, symptoms and solutions for a wine allergy

Every wondered why after a lovely afternoon of wine tasting you go home with a headache, blocked nose or even a strange skin rash? You could be suffering from a sensitivity to the sulphites, histamines or glycoproteins in your wine.

Allergic to Christmas?

'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, but make sure you don't sniffle and sneeze your way through the holidays.

Summer: bikinis, sun and allergies

Summer means fun in the sun for most, but for a group of sun-sensitive people sunshine could have terrible consequences. Here's all you need to know about summer sun allergy.

Don't let allergies ruin your date

The last thing you need when you go out on a date is an allergic reaction, especially if it's triggered by flowers or chocolates. Here's how to cope.

Beware of that 'hypoallergenic' label

Hypoallergenic product labels are not regulated by the Food and Drug Association and often contain preservatives and other chemicals that can cause allergic reactions.

Allergic to potatoes?

Potatoes have always been regarded as one of the least allergenic foods at our disposal. It is therefore quite surprising that allergens have now been identified in these veggies.

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Dr Morris is the Principal Allergist at the Cape Town and Johannesburg Allergy Clinics with postgraduate diplomas in Allergology, Dermatology, Paediatrics and Family Medicine dealing with both adult and childhood allergies.

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