Allergy triggers

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.

When pollen is in the air

Spring is in the air. And so are a thousand allergy-causing pollens. This is bad news for the growing number of people suffering from allergies whether it is hay fever, asthma, eczema or other forms of allergies.

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.

Quorn in the spotlight over allergy alerts

The Quorn brand was launched in 1985 and is sold in 16 countries all over the world. Quorn products are made from a mycoprotein, 'fusarium venenatum', a fungus which was discovered in the 1960s.

Lupin allergy

Lupin foods are becoming increasingly more common and popular. Experts, however, warn that there is a link between lupin and peanut allergies - important news for allergy sufferers.

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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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