allergy

  • Allergy testing explained

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 6 March 2017

    Statistics suggest that approximately one out of every seven children is prone to some sort of non-seasonal allergy – and this figure increases if there is a family history of allergies. Adverse reactions to foods, medications, pets, dust and pollen are on the rise, which is why proper allergy testing is critical – and could be lifesaving.

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  • ‘The Mediclinic event team is the reason I’m still alive’

    Events

    Posted on 9 February 2017

    As Sean Hanekom approached the end of Stage 3 of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic, he felt a sharp pain on his arm. It was a bee sting, which for most riders would have been no more than a minor irritation. For Sean, however, it was something far more serious.

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  • Exercise and asthma

    Conditions

    Posted on 3 February 2017

    Exercise is a common trigger for asthma symptoms, but asthma shouldn’t be a reason to avoid exercise. Proper diagnosis and an effective treatment plan can help asthma sufferers enjoy the many benefits of appropriate exercise.

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  • Living with allergies

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 20 September 2016

    Allergies have been around since ancient times. They have changed surprisingly little over thousands of years and continue to affect millions of lives.

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  • Gluten intolerance versus an allergy

    Conditions

    Posted on 20 September 2016

    Gluten intolerance is on the rise. But how can you know for sure whether you’re allergic, sensitive or intolerant?

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  • What you should know about hay fever

    Conditions

    Posted on 13 September 2016

    Seasonal allergies affect up to 40% of the population and are an under-diagnosed culprit of ill health. Here’s more on the condition and how to get relief.

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  • Other causes of allergic rhinitis

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 8 September 2015

    In the spring issue of Mediclinic Family, Dr Mariana Lloyd, a chemical pathologist at PathCare Bloemfontein, gave us the scoop on seasonal allergies. Here are more allergens to watch out for.

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