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Small boy rubbing his eyes due to allergies
While it’s a beautiful blossom-filled season for most, spring is also the time of year that allergy sufferers dread. “Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis or eye allergy usually peaks during pollen season but can last for several months of the year,” says Inge Loubser, an optometrist at Mellins i-Style. Red, itchy,...
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Spring has arrived in Johannesburg. The gardens are bursting with colour and the lawns are turning green after the dry highveld winter. Unfortunately, along with all this beauty come the common signs of allergy and in particular allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever. An amusing little fact is...
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With Summer coming to an end, allergies caused by grass and tree pollens are easing off. But a new season comes a new set of prevailing allergens. “Winter-related” allergies can be described in three ways: exposure to those allergens which are more prolific during the winter months leading to...
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Our modern society and the advances in medicine ensure that children have a much better chance of survival when faced with a dreaded disease or an aggressive infection. On the flipside, however, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children developing asthma, eczema, Crohn’s disease, leukaemia,...
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Urticaria is one of the most common causes of skin inflammation worldwide and about 10% to 20% of South Africans will suffer from the agony of acute urticaria at least once in their lives. Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics, says hives can be described as large, itchy, red rashes...
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