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Parkville Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Consultants have moved across the road to new premises at Suite 123, 55 Flemington Rd. The practice is now named “
Melbourne Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Consultants”. This move will enable expansion of clinical services offered with recruitment of nurses and dieticians to the practice as well as recruiting further specialist associates to provide excellent specialist care to people with Allergic diseases and Asthma – and reduce the wait for appointments.

Visit the new MAAIC website:
www.allergyasthma.com.au

Allergic Rhinitis


Parkville Allergy Asthma & Immunology Consultants

Melbourne Allergy Clinic

Allergic rhinitis or “hay fever” affects about 13% of people at some stage. It often commences in teenage years and is associated with an itchy nose, a runny nose and sneezing. Allergic rhinitis can also cause a blocked nose that can cause trouble sleeping or lead to snoring. The eyes are also often affected, being itchy, irritated and tired. Whilst it is not a dangerous condition, by affecting the eyes and sleep, rhinitis can have a significant impact on quality of life. Allergic rhinitis often occurs with asthma.

Allergic Rhinitis can occur in response to many antigens and it is important to distinguish between allergies that occur in the spring or summer season and those that occur all year round. Common allergic triggers are house dust mite, grass pollens and pets such as cat dander.

When assessing rhinitis it is important to decide whether the rhinitis is due to an underlying allergy. If this is the case then it is possible to treat the rhinitis by:

  1. Avoiding the allergic trigger is possible
  2. Using medication such as intra-nasal corticosteroid medication, or other medications.
  3. Undertaking immunotherapy or desensitisation to the major allergic trigger.
However not all rhinitis is allergic in nature so that often it is not possible to determine an allergic trigger. In such cases medications will likely be the mainstay of treatment. Some of these patients may also benefit from nasal surgery. The purpose of seeing an Allergy specialist is to work out if allergen-specific treatments are likely to be effective.
Level 1, Suite 123
Chelsea House
55 Flemington Road
North Melbourne VIC 3051
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