Allergy Today issue 154 (Spring 2015)
In this issue...
HOW TO TREAT ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Dr James Chisnall gives practical advice on the options available to hay fever sufferers from their GP when over-the-counter treatments aren’t doing the trick.
THE INS AND OUTS OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS
Dr Penny Fitzharris describes how to correctly use a key treatment — the nasal spray.
HANDLING SEVERE CHILDHOOD ECZEMA
Dermatologist Dr Diana Purvis shares tips on treating kids with severe eczema.
EARLY GUT HEALTH
Experts from the Malaghan Institute discuss the possible link between birth by C-section, early use of antibiotics, and allergies.
HOW TO LIVE WITH POLLEN ALLERGY
Allergy New Zealand’s allergy advisor Penny Jorgensen reveals her guide to coping with allergic rhinitis overthe spring months — and it doesn’t involve leaving the country.
A GUIDE TO IMMUNOTHERAPY
Allergy specialist Dr Andrew Baker explains how immunotherapy can work for hay fever, and why it may be an option for you.
MANAGING ASTHMA: THE 10 QUESTIONS TO ASK
Teresa Demetriou offers advice on getting the most from appointments with your asthma health team.
BRIGHT FUTURE AWAITS
Bernadette Haerewa describes her daughter’s struggle with life threatening food allergies and eczema, and the relief of finally getting help.
THE TROUBLE WITH FOOD ALLERGY
Paediatrician Dr Kahn Preece discusses food allergy in children and explains why it’s essential to get your little one properly diagnosed.
All this, as well as our regular news and views, letters to the editor, recipes, café review and more.