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Clinic Notice Board
Allergy Prevention starts with a healthy gut
Recent evidence from clinical studies around the world show that allergies are either switched on or off within the first year of life. The gut lymphatic system is the first immune organ to be stimulated and cause allergies. Having healthy intestinal microflora and “good bugs” are pivotal. Being born vaginally colonises the infants bowel with "good bugs", and prevent allergies, while Caesarean section babies miss out on this inoculation. Antibiotic usage in late pregnancy and whilst breast feeding also messes up the natural bowel flora and promotes infantile allergies. Breastfeeding provides essential micronutrients that encourage the growth of natural flora, further switching off allergies such as eczema, asthma and food allergies.
Clinical and Experimental Allergy: March 2015; 632-641. (Infant gut microbiota and food sensitisation: associations in the first year of life – Azad et al)
Our Cape Town Clinic has moved.
Our Cape Town allergy clinic is now situated at 35 Finsbury Avenue in Newlands 7700. The Johannesburg allergy clinic remains at 200 Rivonia Road in Morningside. The consultation fee (which includes allergy tests) is R1250.
South African Pollen & Allergen Forecast
12th to 18th April 2015 (Week 15)
Pollen: Tree, grass & weed pollen (triggers hay fever)