Patients with penicillin allergies are dealing with personal and public health challenges– not to mention significant financial implications. When needed, these patients receive more broadspectrum antibiotics, placing them at risk for developing resistant bacteria such as the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Amid the chaos surrounding the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to take stock of the people and things that carry us through this difficult time. In this more personal blog post, the Allergy Clinic’s Dr Marinda McDonald shares some of her learnings and experiences over the last couple of weeks.
People with asthma should always be vigilant and take precautions when respiratory illnesses spread in their communities. And while there is very little evidence of the COVID-19 Coronavirus causing asthma episodes, it’s important to to avoid contracting the virus by taking extra measures above the standard hygiene, hand-washing and social distancing protocol. If you’re suffering from asthma, the following plan of action you navigate this challenging time.
There are three factors to understand before choosing an emollient for your skin. Eczema is a chronic condition that requires pro-active management and treatment – it cannot be cured. If you’re suffering from this condition, your approach needs to be one of controlling it instead of looking for a miracle cream.
In this blog post, I will answer the most common questions I get from new parents introducing their babies to solids and possible allergens.
Sarah was a care-free, happy six-year-old who enjoyed playing outdoors and swimming with her brother. One of these care-free moments were cut short when Sarah was stung by a bee at her brother’s school fete. Her hand was swollen and resembled a tennis ball for two days straight, but the Read more…
If you’re suffering from allergies, you might also be facing the possibility of your holiday turning into a nightmare. This is because food allergies pose a real risk when we are travelling and rely on others for our meals.
For many us, spring and early summer means sneezing and a runny nose. And while most people experiencing these symptoms tend to think they have hayfever or sinusitis, it’s very likely to be allergic rhinitis. But what is allergic rhinitis, and how and why does it happen? Allergic rhinitis happens Read more…