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GP Q/A: What is causing the changes in my sense of smell?

Reader question: Hi Dr Joe I’ve heard many stories about loss of smell. I’ve had this for a few years now, […]
Woman with hay fever

Spring allergies… in summer, autumn and winter!

Allergic diseases are becoming more common, and they don’t only affect people in spring. While high levels of pollen at spring time increase the rate of hay fever, lower levels of pollen occur throughout the year and can cause allergic huffing and puffing, sneezing and wheezing...
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Allergy and the immune system

Allergy is an exaggerated immune reaction to a usually harmless substance like pollen. Uncontrolled inflammatory and other allergic responses damage cells.

Skin prick tests

Avoiding allergens is an important part of the management of allergic diseases such as food allergies, asthma and allergic rhinitis (hayfever). It is therefore important to know what you are allergic to.

Periactin

Generic Name: Cyproheptadine hydrochloride Product Name: Periactin Indication Periactin is used to relieve the allergic symptoms for example runny nose, […]

Phenergan

Generic Name: Promethazine hydrochloride Product Name: Phenergan Indication Phenergan is an antihistamine used in the treatment of allergies; to stop […]

Phenergan Injection

Generic Name: Promethazine hydrochloride Product Name: Phenergan Injection Indication Phenergan is an antihistamine used in the treatment of allergies; to […]

Cortate

Generic Name: cortisone acetate Product Name: Cortate Indication: What Cortate is used for Cortate is used in the treatment of […]

Tilade CFC-Free Inhaler

Generic Name: nedocromil sodium Product Name: Tilade CFC-Free Inhaler Indication: What Tilade CFC-Free Inhaler is used for Tilade CFC-Free is […]

Aspen Adrenaline Injection

Adrenaline injection (epinephrine) is usually only given in the emergency treatment of a heart attack, severe allergic reaction or severe asthma attack.