An allergy reaction is the result of the body’s immune system reacting to a normally benign substance called an allergen. These substances can include: pollens, mites, dogs and cats or food proteins. Over time the body develops antibodies that improve the way in in which the allergic reaction occurs.
Our Infinity Health Medical Centre doctors are highly experienced in various areas of special interest including management of allergies. It is important not to self-diagnose or self-medicate. Upon consultation with our doctors, a referral to an allergy specialist may be required to correctly diagnose an allergy. The allergy specialist will conduct a range of tests to understand the allergens that trigger the reaction. A robust treatment plan and preventative strategies will be discussed to successfully manage or treat the allergy.