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  1. Plant allergy treatment

    Usually self-care at home is all that is needed for an allergic reaction to a plant, but medical advice should always be sought if the reaction is severe.

  2. Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction characterised by swelling of the mouth and throat, hives, and a feeling of impending doom.

  3. Autumn allergies

    Mould spores in the air are a common cause of autumn allergies. Here are some tips for coping with allergies when the leaves start falling off the trees.

  4. Saline nasal sprays and rinses

    If nasal passages are blocked by allergies, sinusitis, infections or colds, rinsing them out with a salt water solution or spray can help bring relief from symptoms.

  5. Winter allergies

    Mould spores and house dust mites are common triggers of allergy symptoms in the winter.

  6. Allergies during the Christmas break

    Christmas means allergies for many people, whether it is dusty decorations coming down from the loft, or an allergic reaction to Christmas trees.

  7. Recognising the source of allergies

    An allergy specialist may be able to help you identify your triggers. Several different types of allergy tests are used to identify triggers. Learn about blood, skin tests and patch tests for allergies.

  8. Allergies keeping you awake?

    The symptoms of allergies, including sneezing, a runny nose and postnasal drip; watery, itchy eyes, ears, nose and throat can stop a person from getting a good night's sleep.

  9. Living with a food allergy

    If you have a diagnosed food allergy to ingredients such as milk, eggs or peanuts, the best way to prevent symptoms is to try to avoid those food triggers.

  10. Allergy symptoms

    Symptoms of allergies differ depending on what's triggered the allergic reaction and from person to person.

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