Allergy treatment

Allergies affect so many of us, but only 16.5% of allergy sufferers choose an appropriate over-the-counter medication to treat their symptoms. Rosemary's doctors can help prescribe appropriate allergy treatment for you.

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Allergy

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Free 2-day shipping
$20 consultations
Free + unlimited doctor follow ups
Quality care on your terms
  • Australian licensed doctors
  • Personalised treatments
  • Free, fast shipping nationwide
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What are allergies?

An allergy is when your body has an immune response to a foreign substance, known as an allergen. Common allergens include pet dander, pollen, trees, grasses, mould, dust mites, chemicals and irritants. 

If you have allergies, your immune system thinks these allergens are dangerous and will start attacking them, causing an exaggerated and potentially harmful immune reaction.

Some of the most common symptoms of allergies include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Itching and sneezing
  • Rash
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Swelling of tongue or lips
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing

Allergies can occur in different parts of the body with varying degrees of severity. Having an allergy could result in symptoms that are as mild as a runny nose, through to a severe episode of anaphylaxis.

What are my allergy treatment options?

Allergies can be treated and managed in a number of ways. One is lifestyle modification, where you identify what your triggers are and try to avoid them. You can also use medications to help reduce your body’s immune reaction and relieve symptoms. These medications may come in the form of antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids or eye drops. For more persistent allergies, your doctor may recommend immunotherapy.

If your allergy symptoms are severe, call an ambulance.

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What are my allergy treatment options?

Allergies can be treated and managed in a number of ways. One is lifestyle modification, where you identify what your triggers are and try to avoid them. You can also use medications to help reduce your body’s immune reaction and relieve symptoms. These medications may come in the form of antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids or eye drops. For more persistent allergies, your doctor may recommend immunotherapy.

If your allergy symptoms are severe, call an ambulance.

What to expect when treating allergies

After consulting a doctor, you'll typically undertake treatment for six months. During this time, your doctor will monitor your progress, treatment and outcomes.

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How it works

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Receive your prescription medication within 1-2 days.
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FAQ

Are allergies dangerous?

Most allergy sufferers will experience allergic reactions that are not serious or life-threatening. While on the milder side, they can still cause a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. On the other hand is anaphylaxis, a very severe allergic reaction that is life-threatening and can occur within minutes of exposure to allergens.

What are the most common side effects of allergy treatment?

Common side effects will vary depending on which medication you are prescribed.

For nasal sprays and eye drops, common side effects can include: nosebleeds, distaste, irritation or burning sensation in the nose, headaches, dizziness, tiredness, increased amount of nasal discharge or discoloured nasal discharge, coughing, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, rashes, blurred vision, irritated eyes and swelling of the eyelids.

For lubricating eye drops, common side effects can include: eye irritation or pain, blurred vision, allergic reactions, headaches, drowsiness and dry mouth.

For antihistamines, common side effects can include: headaches, drowsiness or sedation, lethargy, dry mouth, diarrhoea, gastric upset, reduced appetite, blurred vision, disturbed coordination, sweating, palpitations, hypotension and urinary retention.

Can allergies be cured?

No, but you can control your symptoms. Some patients with persistent and chronic allergies may consider immunotherapy, which aims to reduce the severity of the allergic reaction.

If I take allergy medication for a long time, is this harmful?

Long-term daily use of medications has the potential to cause side effects. Your doctor will advise you on when and how to take your medication in order to manage your symptoms and to minimise any long-term complications.

Are allergies infectious?

No, allergies are not infectious.

I’ve never had allergies before, so why do I have them now?

Allergies can seemingly appear out of nowhere when you’ve been exposed to new allergens that you haven’t been exposed to before. Allergies can also surface due to crossing your individual threshold for an allergen. In these cases, the allergy always existed, you were just a) never exposed to it or b) in the case of allergenic thresholds, never exposed to enough of the allergen to provoke a reaction.


At the same time, allergies to things you weren’t previously allergic to can materialise at any point in your life, and it isn’t exactly clear why. It could be due to changes in your immune system, or perhaps a single severe allergic reaction during childhood increased your chances of developing allergies as an adult.

For more information contact our team at hello@rosemaryhealth.com.au

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