Allergy triggers


Allergic to preservatives?

Does your nose close up when you have a cold drink? Or do you start to wheeze when you eat pickles? You could be suffering from an undiagnosed preservative allergy.

Take the itch out of insect bites and stings

More skin on show in summer means more skin irritation. It also opens the door for a host of nasties that could get under your skin. Keep your family itchand scratch-free with this summer skin survival guide,

Could you be allergic to mosquito bites?

For some people a mosquito bite is far more than an irritation and actually have what’s called Skeeter Syndrome, or an allergy to mosquito saliva which can trigger a bad reaction.

Are you allergic to your Wi-Fi?

Nausea, headaches, fatigue – these are some of the symptoms allegedly experienced by people with a sensitivity to Wi-Fi. But is this a legitimate allergy?

Are you allergic to sulphur dioxide?

We’ve all had an unpleasant reaction to something we ate and wondered if we have an allergy. Around 2% of the population are allergic to sulphites and need to steer clear of foods preserved with these substances.

Woolworths recalls ice cream products

Woolworths is recalling a number of their ice cream products that were mistakenly packaged without peanut allergy warnings and could be deadly for allergy sufferers.

Signs, symptoms and solutions for a wine allergy

Ever 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.

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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. obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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