Unravelling Allergy

Managing Winter Allergies

You might have noticed that your hay fever and cold in Winter seem to be connected? It’s because your nose is blocked. Why is your nose so important?

Food Allergy Week

Food Allergy Week aims to raise awareness of food allergy including potentially fatal food allergies. We’ll be sharing some positive and useful ways for spreading the word in your community.

The Autumn Clean

An “Autumn clean” is a great way to prepare your surroundings for the transition into Winter. Make sure your home and office spaces are in order and easier to clean before dust, dander and mould can become more of an issue particularly as the days get cooler, winter skin becomes drier, and more time is being spent indoors.

Balloons at Adele concert cause anaphylaxis for fan with latex allergy

For a record-breaking 600,000 Australians the #Adele concert was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sadly for one Perth fan, the seemingly harmless, falling balloons caused a severe anaphylactic reaction.

Food Allergy and Easter

Easter can be a challenge when living with food allergies. We have gathered some Easter egg options that make the experience just as fun for kids (and adults!) with specific dietary requirements.

World Allergy Week 2017

Why the red spots? We’re supporting World Allergy Week from 2-7 April 2017 to help raise awareness about hives and support allergy research.

Insect Allergy and Autumn

Warm and damp Autumn weather provides perfect breeding conditions for insects that are known to cause allergic reactions. Insect stings and bites can be painful, and allergic reactions can become more severe with repeat encounters.

School Allergens

Before you can blink it’ll be second term for parents with kids returning to school. The school holidays are great opportunity to explore any concerns about your children’s well-being.

Autumn and Allergy

As the leaves start to fall and the lingering warm air cools, we’ve gathered some useful information to help you breeze through the shifting season, with tips on school allergens, Easter ideas, and what we’re coining ‘the Autumn clean’.

Follow up: Thunderstorm and Allergy

Following the recent thunderstorm asthma event in Melbourne—where tragically eight people died—there have been a number of preemptive warnings for people with hay fever, grass allergies or asthma to be aware of the conditions in other locations.

Back to School

Back to school preparation is just around the corner so we’ve gathered a few helpful facts for parents to consider when planning their kids return to school.

Shine this Summer

Summer is our favourite time of year, the sun is out, the weather is warm and it’s time for get-togethers, travel, and holidays with friends and family. Are you Summer Ready?

Allergy Travel Products

There are some great products that make living and travelling with allergy safer and easier. We’ve asked our team to share some products that they use and recommend on a daily basis.

Festive Eating: Peanut and Food Allergy

Festive eating is an exciting experience however it is important to remain aware of potential ingredients while enjoying the season’s delights with friends and family.

Managing Eczema in Summer

Summer is our favourite time of year. The sun is out, the weather is warm; however it can be a tricky time when it comes to managing eczema.

Travelling with Food Allergy

While everyone’s dietary considerations are different there are some simple ways to approach eating while travelling with allergies so you can make the most of your holiday.

Preparing to Travel

Preparation is key to travelling with allergies, and can alleviate anxiety around visiting an unfamiliar location, even if your allergy is serious. Plan well with these travel tips.

Thunderstorms and allergy

The recent shocking “thunderstorm asthma” event in Melbourne is an important reminder that even mild asthma sufferers can rapidly become acutely affected and without an action plan and current medication they are at risk.

Is it a Winter cold or allergy?

In Winter it’s not uncommon to feel the effects of the temperature drop. Are your allergies flaring up, or maybe you’ve picked up the latest round of the “Child Care Cold”? How can you tell the difference?