What are allergies?
An allergy results from an over-reaction of the immune system to a substance that is normally harmless – many parts of the body may be affected. The most common diseases in which allergies play a part include asthma, hay-fever, eczema and contact dermatitis (skin allergies). The Tygerberg Multicare Centre offers both traditional mainstream and alternative homeopathic treatments for allergies.
Children who are chronically ill, who have to take frequent antibiotics and who are pre-disposed to frequent bouts of colds and flu, most likely suffer from an allergy.
If your child has had grommets, frequent ear infections, frequent tonsillitis or has been frequently hospitalized; they may be suffering from an underlying allergy. Children who suffer from recurrent chest infections or chronic cough – especially at night – may also be suffering from allergy-related conditions.