Ask A Doctor: Allergies

Allergic appearance

In this BFM radio interview I discuss about allergies and answer some questions from listeners. Please click on the link below to listen to the interview:

BFM Ask A Doctor – Allergy Interview

Some important points that I highlight in the radio interview:

  1. Hygiene hypothesis as one of the factors for development of allergy.
  2. Allergic rhinitis is the most common form of allergic disease affecting 15-20% of people in Malaysia.
  3. The bacterial microbiome has an important influence on our immune system’s development.
  4. Premastication-the process of chewing food and feeding the food to the baby is one form of allergy prevention.
  5. Allergen specific immunotherapy is available to treat allergic rhinitis.
  6. Urticaria or hives, can be an early marker of an autoimmune condition.
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