Can you blame your parents for your allergies?

2017-11-01 09:30

If both parents have allergies, their children are more likely to develop an allergy.

Can you overuse your nasal spray?

2017-10-04 09:00

If you can’t go to bed without your nasal spray within easy reach, you might have developed dependence.

7 things in your home that can cause sinusitis

2017-08-14 14:37

Vacuuming and other chores around the house may be a pain in the neck, but not cleaning properly can make you sick.

Shifting weather patterns can unleash pollen 'superburst'

2017-06-06 11:27

Starting your allergy medication one to two weeks before the onset of the allergy season will help protect you against a range of symptoms.

SEE: 5 foods that contain unusual allergens

2017-05-12 13:59

We're all familiar with common food allergens, like peanuts and soya, but what about the hidden allergens in some of our less common treats?

Obesity can raise girls' risk for allergies

2017-03-07 14:29

Girls who are overweight may face a higher risk of allergies, according to a new study. Overweight boys, on the other hand, have a slightly diminished risk.

Allergy tests: doctor vs. DIY

2017-01-23 09:32

DIY (do it yourself) allergy tests are becoming better at identify allergies, but professionals maintain that symptoms should rather be interpreted by a doctor.

Cheap generic alternative to EpiPen on market

2017-01-13 11:56

Months after the cost of the EpiPen skyrocketed, American pharmaceutical company CVS announced it will sell a generic version at about a sixth of the price.

Food allergies among kids vary by race

2016-11-23 10:52

A study of 817 children who were diagnosed with food allergies shows that race and ethnicity are important factors in how people are affected by food allergies.

Skin patch may help kids with peanut allergy

2016-11-10 10:52

A new study shows a wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein.


6 tips for exercising with asthma or allergies

2017-10-26 10:00

Follow these smart steps to stay safe when you work out.

7 makeup tips to hide allergies

2017-09-14 12:26

Spring has sprung, which means watery eyes and red noses for many people. But a few makeup tips can help you hide those tell-tale signs of hay fever and other allergies.

Why your so-called 'allergy' is driving chefs nuts

2017-08-04 16:13

If you're allergic to a certain food, make sure you really are before turning your perfect evening into some poor chef's nightmare!

Can adults develop allergies?

2017-05-25 09:27

We associate allergies with childhood, but what is the likelihood of these unwelcome reactions showing up later in life?

Meet the girl who is allergic to almost everything

2017-05-04 14:55

People with food allergies know it can be quite restricting, but what do you do if you are allergic to many different substances? We found out.

Could you be allergic to seawater?

2017-01-26 08:03

A dip in the ocean is not such a cooling experience if your swim is always followed by an itchy rash. Could it be that you have a seawater allergy?

So you think you have a food allergy?

2017-01-18 09:30

You may have cut back on certain foods thinking you're allergic, but experts say less than 5% of South Africans have true allergic reactions to food.

Beware of food allergies this festive season

2016-12-19 16:17

Many traditional Christmas foods contain allergens, and experts caution that the festive season is a 'challenging time' for people with food allergies or intolerances.

Colleges ill-prepared for students' deadly allergies

2016-11-14 11:00

A new study found that while many colleges support students with food allergies in the dining hall, the same support doesn't carry over to other areas of student life.

SEE: Where are some of the most common allergens in SA?

2016-10-18 14:54

As the end of the year approaches, you’re probably already planning your summer holiday. Here are some travel tips if you suffer from allergies.

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