Allergy Testing

allergy testingThere are a lot of different types of allergies that can cause various symptoms. Allergy symptoms can include having stomach pain, cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea; itchiness, rashes and hives; a runny or stuffy nose, watery eyes; sore or rough throat, difficulty swallowing or, in an extreme case, even breathing problems. If you suffer from difficult to control asthma, sometimes nasal allergy may be a trigger. Most commonly, allergens can inflame the mucous membrane lining the nasal passages, which swells and closes causing sneezing, coughing and nasal blockage.

Therefore solving discovering you have an allergy and dealing with it could have far wider benefits for all-round health.

Allergy Symptoms

allergy symptoms

There are different types of allergies that can cause various symptoms in your airways, on the skin and sometimes with your bowels.

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Food Allergy

food allergies

Occasionally allergies to certain foods or chemicals can cause oral allergy syndromes with swelling of the lips or tongue, lower abdominal symptoms with bloating or cramps and bowel disturbance and rarely can lead to life threatening anaphylaxis. Newer blood tests can confirm the chance of cross reaction between certain food groups such as nuts and seeds and helps plan avoidance strategies for your diet.

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Hay Fever


Hay fever is the commonest form of allergic rhinitis, which occurs when pollen or other allergens inflame the lining of the nose. Rhinitis can be seasonal; as hay fever occurring only at certain times of year, or present all year round, perennial rhinitis, where sufferers are allergic to often several common particles that are present in the home, workplace or environment.

Rhinitis can be mild and intermittent or severe and persistent. The symptoms can be very troublesome, leading to poor concentration or poor performance for sample in exams or at work.

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Nasal Drip

nasal drip

Otherwise known as Post-nasal drip condition occurs when the nasal mucus membrane produces excessive mucus. Usually associated with allergies and sometimes nasal polyps and persistent blockage, post nasal drip is one of the commonest causes of chronic cough.

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