Australia and New Zealand have among the highest prevalence of allergic disorders in the developed world. An ASCIA-Access Economics Report estimated that in 2007:
• 4.1 million Australians (19.6% of the population) had at least one allergic disease;
• The highest prevalence of allergies is in the working age population, with 78% of people with allergies aged 15 to 64 years;
• There are 7.2 million cases of allergy (i.e. an average of 1.74 simultaneous allergies per person).
The most common syndromes or problems associated with allergies are hay fever, asthma, conjunctivitis, hives, eczema, dermatitis and sinusitis.
When you sneeze and itch from an allergy, it’s because your immune system is reacting to allergens — such as foods, dust mites and animal dander — that do not bother others.
While allergies can’t be prevented, there are ways to prevent allergic reactions. Some medications can also reduce or eliminate symptoms.
UrOnlineGP can help you determine if you have an allergy. We can provide instant advice and treatment for relief.
1. A UrOnlineGP video visit gives you the full attention of an APHRA registered doctor.
2. You will receive a physical examination that is customized and focused to your specific complaint.
3. Your doctor will guide you through looking, listening and feeling to complete a thorough assessment.
4. If a prescription is issued by UrOnlineGP doctor, you will have it available at your preferred local pharmacy immediately after the video consultation.
5. If you have a thermometer, blood pressure cuff, heart rate monitor or have any medical applications on your mobile device please have them ready. This information will help the doctor make a diagnosis and treat your condition safely and effectively.