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Diagnosed by history, allergy testing and response to a treatment programme.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the cause of significant ill health in the community in that approximately 20% of the population have symptoms of it and 50% of patients attending Gastroenterology Clinics are diagnosed with it.  Common symptoms include bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation and pain.

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This contributes to a variety of conditions including Asthma , Eczema, Rhinitis, and Hay fever.

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Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life threatening allergic reaction to a foreign body (allergen) often occurring within seconds to one hour after exposure.  Symptoms may include widespread hives (urticaria), itching, sensation of lump in the throat, constriction of the airways, swollen tongue, wheezing, weakness and collapse.

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A common lung disorder in which inflammation causes the bronchi to swell,  narrowing the airways and creating breathing difficulties.

Symptoms include  wheezing , shortness of breath and chest tightness.

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There is a particularly high incidence in Ireland of respiratory infections including Sinusitus and Chest infections and this is partly related to our damp climate.  In general, infections peak from September to around April and many people get on a spiral of recurrent antibiotics and infections.   Antibiotics and nasal sprays can obviously be very beneficial but people are concerned about the possible long term side effects.

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Eczema is a very common skin condition affecting infants, children and adults. It is normally easily identified by redness, itching and flaking of the skin. Food allergy is important especially in the first few years of life.

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Urticaria (nettle rash) consists of hives or general redness.  It may be either a)acute (sudden onset) or b)chronic. 

Acute urticaria e.g. peanuts, seafood and medication can normally be diagnosed from the history and Allergy testing.

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