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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.

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.

Atrovent Nasal/Atrovent Nasal Forte

Generic Name: Ipratropium bromide Product Name: Atrovent Nasal/Atrovent Nasal Forte Indication Used for rhinorrhoea associated with allergic and vasomotor rhinitis, […]

Beconase Allergy 24 Hr Fluticasone Aqueous Nasal Spray

Generic Name: Fluticasone propionate Product Name: Beconase Allergy 24 Hr Fluticasone Aqueous Nasal Spray Indication Allergic rhinitis Vasomotor rhinitis Nasal […]

Beconase Hayfever

Generic Name: Beclomethasone dipropionate Product Name: Beconase Hayfever Indication Allergic rhinitis Vasomotor rhinitis Nasal polyposis Action Produce local anti-inflammatory effects, […]

Livostin Nasal Spray

Generic Name: Levocabastine hydrochloride Product Name: Livostin Nasal Spray Indication Allergic rhinitisAllergic conjunctivitis Action Antagonise the action of histamine at […]

Otrivin Nasal Drops Junior/Adult

Generic Name: Xylometazoline hydrochloride Product Name: Otrivin Nasal Drops Junior/Adult Indication Relief of nasal congestion associated with acute and chronic […]