Allergy triggers

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?

5 common winter allergies and how to manage them

While most of us associate allergies with spring, there are a number of allergens that trigger flare ups in winter too. Here are five common causes of winter allergies and how to manage them.

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.

Are you allergic to your make-up?

Most women wouldn’t dare face the day without a hint of Chanel, a stroke of Revlon or a touch of Bobby Brown but most do not realise that make-up can cause allergic reactions, eye infections and other serious health problems.

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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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