AFSA NEWS OCTOBER 2017

LET’S TALK ALLERGY Seminar

We had our top allergy experts in PE for a very informative allergy seminar on the 16th and 17th September, #bridging the gap between, nurses, pharmacists, general practitioners, dieticians, patient advocates and patients in this very unique two-day morning sessions.

Further to the educational allergy sessions run by our allergy specialists, we also facilitated practical demonstrations on both days – covering how to use your nasal sprays properly, how to use your asthma device and all the different devices, peak follow testing, how to use an autoinjector, how skin pricks tests work and much more.  All delegates had their aero skin prick testing at the end and it was great to see the keen learning interest.

We had wonderful feedback from our delegates and we would like to thank them for attending this unique educational experience.  Congratulations to all the lucky draw winners who walk away with allergy books, allergy badges, allergy bands and allergy T-Shirts and we thank Mylan for the great delegate goody bags!

Please do not miss next year’s event – location to be confirmed.  For those who want to be added to our next event mailing list, please email info@allergyfoundation.co.za

Thank you again to all our sponsors Bayer, Aspen, Cipla, Pathcare, Bennetts, Nestle Start Strong Stay Strong, Solenco and PINSA for making this event possible.

Pollen Allergy

SA Pollen counts are live again!

With thanks to UCT Lung Institute and Pharmadynamics, our South African pollen counts are live again.

Please see http://lunginstitute.co.za/aiu/ and http://allergyexpert.co.za/ for more information.

Better recognition, diagnosis and management of non-IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy in infancy: iMAP—an international interpretation of the MAP (Milk Allergy in Primary Care) guideline

New guidelines were released on 23rd August 2017 for mild-moderate cows milk allergy.  For those who work in primary care, you will benefit from the “milk ladder” idea for reintroduction (IF THE ALLERGY IS NON IGE MEDIATED, AND NOT SEVERE).

View Fact Sheet

View Milk Ladder

2017-12-19T10:51:50+00:00

One Comment

  1. Heyla Genis 25/10/2017 at 10:56

    Dankie vir u bydrae op RSG vandag van oorerflike Angio Edeem. Ek ly van tyd tot tyd daaraan en dokters het my nog altyd as allergie pasient behandel. Dit verskyn
    gewoonlik as ‘n lip wat begin kriewel, dan swell. Dan kan dit ook oor my hele liggaam swelling van die vel veroorsaak. Dit verdwyn gewoonlik deur die dag en herhaal
    dit self weer die volgende dag. Myne het maande aangehou en toe sommer skielik verdwyn. My seun en my oudste broer het dieselfde ondervinding gehad.

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