Over-reliance on reliever pumps linked to increased risk of asthma attacks

The link between SABA blue reliever inhalers over-reliance and an increased risk of asthma attacks has led to updated recommendations

Type 2 inflammation – making the connection between atopic, allergic, and inflammatory diseases

What is the burden and impact of type 2 inflammatory diseases? Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions

Why your allergies are making your joints and muscles sore

More than Just Your Head When most of us think about allergies, we tend to just think about the sniffly

Allergies over winter

ALLERGENS WHICH ARE MORE PROLIFIC DURING THE WINTER MONTHS The bulk of allergens which have higher levels during winter are

The low-down on allergic rhinitis

DEFINITION Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a condition which can be triggered by a wide variety of irritants. The

Climate change and allergies

A conference data presentation indicated that in a survey of allergy rhinitis sufferers, 51% of patients blamed pollution for their

Holiday hay fever

“When a person inhales a substance they’re allergic to – an allergen – the body reacts by releasing allergic substances

Managing allergies in the 21st century

“Despite the country having one of the highest prevalence rates of allergic disorders in the developing world, South Africa has

Hay fever season is here!

“Hay fever — which results in the inflammation of the nasal passages and a variety of annoying symptoms, such as

AFSA allergy courses

Medical professionals have the role of recognising allergies, advising patients and dispensing allergy medication and it is therefore a key

Cold, flu, or allergic rhinitis: what’s the correct diagnosis?

Before recommending any treatments to patients it is important to check what other medicines they are taking — including prescription,

Allergic rhinitis in autumn

Many allergic rhinitis sufferers have symptoms that flare in autumn and early winter, however patients commonly misinterpret the symptoms as