Health tips

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.

First-aid kits and allergies

Pharmacist Irene Danckwerts suggests keeping these basics in your first-aid kit if you suffer from allergies.

Eight food allergy 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.

Peanut allergy health tips

Peanut allergy can be fatal. Learn how to protect your child from having a reaction by following these basic peanut allergy health tips.

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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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