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Find health tips on how to avoid an allergic reaction from food allergies, insect bites, pollen, dust and other environmental and dietary allergens. Read more about the latest allergy tips here and find causes, treatment, and prevention advice.

Does it stick in your throat?

Does your throat become scratchy when you have a cold drink? Or your chest become wheezy when you eat dried fruit?

Eight villains to avoid

Although any food can potentially trigger an allergy, 90% of the life-threatening reactions are caused by 8 foods: peanuts, eggs, milk, wheat, tree nuts, soy, fish and shellfish.

Put a stop to sinusitis

The average adult has three to four upper respiratory infections each year, about one percent of which are complicated by sinusitis.

Be allergy alert

Certain people develop a life-threatening allergic reaction to certain foods (such as peanuts and shellfish), medications (such as penicillin) or insect stings.

When allergies turn deadly

Certain foods, medications and insect stings can cause a severe allergic reaction, which is called anaphylaxis.

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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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