Food Allergy Week 2020 Videos

The Wiggles

The Wiggles are wonderful supporters of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and the work we do, so let’s give them a big ‘Wiggly’ THANK YOU for helping increase awareness through Food Allergy Week 2020 ❤️

Skin Prick Testing

What is skin prick testing and how does it help in determining true food allergy?

In this video A&AA Medical Advisory Board member Dr Brynn Wainstein, paediatric Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist from the Children’s Clinic in Bondi Junction describes what is involved in a skin prick test, as well as how these tests are interpreted by clinical immunology/allergy specialists when diagnosing food allergy. The individual’s history of signs or symptoms is seriously considered alongside skin prick test results before a diagnosis can be made.

Preparing for your first clinical immunology/allergy specialist visit

What should you expect when you visit clinical immunology/allergy specialist for the first time?

In this video A&AA Medical Advisory Board member Dr Brynn Wainstein, provides an overview of what a first appointment entails and suggests things you can do to ensure that you come away with detailed information about your/your child’s condition.

Sensitisation v Allergy

Is it possible to be sensitised to a substance, but not allergic to it?

In this video A&AA Medical Advisory Board member Dr Brynn Wainstein, paediatric Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist explains the difference between allergy and sensitisation, and discusses why it is important allergy testing is done in consultation with clinical immunology/allergy specialist.  


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