About allergies and allergens

We all know how common allergies have become in New Zealand. If you’re a sufferer yourself, you’ll be very aware of the effect they can have on your everyday life.

They occur when our body’s natural protection (the immune system) mistakes everyday things like pollen and dust mites for harmful ‘invaders’ like bacteria and viruses. Allergic reactions are caused by the chemicals your body releases to tackle these allergens.


Scale of symptoms

Allergic symptoms range from the mildly irritating to those that can severely impact on your life.

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  Causes of allergies 

Children's allergies

Get the lowdown on allergies and help relieve your child's suffering.

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