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Allergic Conjunctivitis - Allergy Testing Brisbane | Allergy Testing Gold Coast

Allergic Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye which is the layer of tissue which lines the front part of the eyeball (the white part of the eye) and the inside of the eyelids. While conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, virus, or chemical irritation, allergic conjunctivitis is caused by allergies. According to ASCIA (2019), symptoms may include: - Redness in both eyes. - Itching and burning of both the eye and surrounding tissues. - Watery discharge, often accompanied by acute discomfort in bright sunlight light (photophobia). - The conjunctiva itself may become very swollen and may interfere with clarity of vision. These symptoms can be perennial in nature (al

Angioedema - Allergy Testing Brisbane | Allergy Testing Gold Coast

Angioedema is a condition in which small blood vessels leak fluid into the deep dermal, subcutaneous and/or submucosal tissue, causing swelling. The swelling usually occurs around the face, lips and tongue but can also affect the throat, hands, feet and genital area. Angioedema is most frequently related to the administration of ace (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor blood pressure medications.  Although allergy is a very rare cause of Angioedema, it can still be triggered by food or drug allergies. Usually if the cause is allergy related, angioedema and hives will occur simultaneously. An episode of angioedema typically lasts between one and three days, however can persist for weeks.

Dust and Allergy - Allergy Testing Brisbane | Allergy Testing Gold Coast

Dust is omnipresent! it is everywhere all of the time. It is found indoors and outdoors, within households, workplaces, schools, cars and public places. Dust is made up of virtually anything and everything. Dust contain human skin cells, insect fragments and waste (e.g. dust mite or cockroach), animal dander, pollen, mould spores, food debris, paper, dirt, sand, minerals from outdoor soil, and many more. Every household has its own specific mix of dust. It is a normal by-product of the breakdown of fibres and other substances found within a living environment. Since it is impossible to completely eliminate dust it is important to understand that there are many substances embedded within dust

Thunderstorm Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) - Allergy Testing Brisbane | Allergy Testing G

Thunderstorm asthma is triggered by massive loads of small pollen allergen particles being released into the air with fast changes in wind, temperature and humidity. When it rains, or is humid, pollen grains can absorb moisture and burst open, releasing hundreds of small pollen allergen particles that can enter the small airways of the lungs (Ascia, 2019). It is important to mention that although not all individuals effected by this phenomenon suffer from Allergic Rhinitis, there is a strong association between the two. In addition since about 1 in 4 individuals suffering from Allergic Rhinitis also suffer from Asthma it is imperative to manage allergic rhinitis symptoms to avoid potential c

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