Medical Brochure Category: Allergies

Adult Allergies

Allergic rhinitis, also widely known as hay fever, affects up to 10-20% of people, globally.1 It is generally caused by an allergic response to triggers such as pollen or animal fur, and it can result in symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing and nasal congestion.2-4 Quality of life can be severely affected by allergic rhinitis.2
Several medications, often in combination, can be used to treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. They typically include nasal corticosteroids, antihistamines, and decongestants.

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Dry Eye

Dry eye happens when your eyes do not make enough tears to stay lubricated, or when your tears do not work correctly.

This may make your eyes feel uncomfortable and it may even cause vision problems.

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Hay Fever

Hay fever, affects up to 10-20% of people globally. An allergic response to triggers such as pollen or animal fur generally causes hay fever. Furthermore, it can result in symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing and nasal congestion. Allergic rhinitis can severely affect your quality of life.
Several medications, often in combination, can be used to treat hay fever symptoms. They typically include nasal corticosteroids, antihistamines, and decongestants.

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Conjunctivitis

Commonly known as pinkeye, Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the thin clear lining (conjunctiva) that covers the white part of the eye as well as the inside of the eyelid.

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Eczema

An eczema flare up can occur at any time but through a combination of close observation and using the right treatment, it can be possible to keep the number to a minimum.

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Asthma and Exercise

Exercise or physical activity whether you are gardening at home, washing the car, going to gym or taking part in competitive sports, has beneficial effects

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Various pictures of angry lungs as a metaphor for asthma.

Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition. In fact, about 10 percent of adults and 20 percent of children suffer from this condition. Even though it often starts in childhood, people can develop the symptoms of asthma at any age.

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis characterised by an inflammation of the lining of the nasal cavity. This is due to the immune system being sensitised and then overreacts to irritants in the environment. This inflammation is typically characterised by a blocked nose, rhinorrhoea, sneezing and itching. It can be classified as intermittent (symptoms less than four days per week or less than four weeks) or persistent (symptoms more than four days per week or more than four weeks).

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