Health

Allergies, Asthma & Eczema

Allergies occur when the immune system reacts to a normally harmless substance (called an allergen). There are many kinds of allergies and these are usually grouped by the allergen that provokes symptoms e.g. food allergies, medication allergies, mould allergies, skin allergies and environmental allergies. Allergies can be seasonal — occurring at specific times of the year; or perennial — occurring all year round. Some of the more common allergies include: hayfever, dust mite allergy, mould allergy, pet allergy and allergic Eczema.