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Find out expert information about allergy testing and treatment of allergies with Dr. Adrian Morris

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Meet Dr. Adrian Morris

Dr. Morris is an Adult and Children’s Allergy Consultant with postgraduate diplomas in Allergy, Dermatology, Family Practice and Paediatrics. Read more
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Expert Allergy Testing

Dr. Morris consults in Cape Town and Johannesburg, specialising in allergy testing and treatment plans for patients of all ages. Read more
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Appointment Information

Read about what to expect at your initial allergy consultation, including allergy testing procedures, fees and clinic locations.Read more

Clinic Notice Board

  • Cashew nut allergy.

    Cashew nut anaphylaxis appears to be the second most common nut allergy after peanut (actually a legume) and there is a strong cross-reactivity between cashew and pistachio nut. Nut allergic people are seldom only allergic to one nut. Some may only be allergic to cashew and pistachio while others may only be allergic to pecan and walnuts. The fx1 nut screening test  provided by Phadia (now Thermo-Fisher) does not include cashew, pecan, walnut or pistachio and only includes peanut, brazil nut, almond, hazelnut and coconut. So beware using this nut allergy screen to exclude all nut allergies.

    Allergy questions answered on 567 Cape Talk

    Listen to the podcast of our Q and A's session on 567 Cape Talk Radio on Friday 14th March 2014

    Withholding foods may trigger allergies.

    Current advice is to avoid allergenic foods in infants from high allergy-risk families.  New evidence suggests that late introduction (after 6 months of age) of allergenic foods such as cod fish, hen’s egg, cow’s milk, cereals and potato may actually increase the risk of developing asthma and allergic diseases.  All very confusing to the medical fraternity, who have been advising strict avoidance all these years.  What should we now be advising our high allergy-risk families?

South African Pollen & Allergen Forecast

  • 20th to 26th April 2014 (Week 17)

    Pollen Level Indoor Level Mould Level
    Cape Town Low Low Low
    Johannesburg Low Low Low
    Durban Low Low Low
    Pollen: Tree, grass & weed pollen (triggers hay fever)
    Indoor: Dust mites, cat & dog dander (triggers asthma, eczema & rhinitis)
    Mould: Mildew spores (triggers asthma)
    Disclaimer: These aero-allergen levels are not real-time values but projections taking into account current climatic and weather conditions together with levels from previous years.