Dr Tim Brettig explains how to tell if you have an allergy

Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 9:00 AM

Dr Tim Brettig

Sneezing, skin rashes and wheezing can all signal an allergy. Here are the tests you need to have that may help you pinpoint the source.

Australia is thought to be the allergy capital of the world, with more than five million of us living with allergies. And the epidemic is rising.

Allergy occurs when a person’s immune system reacts to substances most people find harmless.

These substances (allergens) are found in things such as dust mites, pollen, pets, ticks, insects, mould, foods and some medications, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) explains.

Dr Tim Brettig, Centre for Food Allergy Research PhD Scholar,  spoke with The House of Wellness about allergy testing.

Read the full article: Think you have an allergy? Here’s how to tell if you really do.

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