Cat Allergy: Symptoms, Testing and Treatment

woman with runny nose holding a cat

Cat allergy is unfortunately a common issue faced by many of us worldwide. Out of all pets, cats are actually the most common pet allergy. There are also up to twice as many people allergic to cats than to dogs. But why is that? Well, the allergic reaction occurs when proteins from the cat’s saliva, … Read more

What is IgE Testing?

RAST testing

The prevalence of allergies is on the rise, with no obvious end in sight. Subsequently, the demand for allergy testing is higher than it’s ever been. But what are the different options that we can test for different allergies? As part of our allergy testing series, in this article, we will focus on IgE testing, … Read more

Pet Allergies: How To Manage Them

family and dog having an allergic reaction

The trend in the humanization of pets is growing. We have now started to see our dogs and cats as other family member. Although they bring joy, companionship, and unconditional love, they can also lead to a flurry of sneezes, itchy eyes, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Not for everyone though. For those affected, these reactions … Read more

Hayfever Injections: All You Need To Know


In this article we will talk about hayfever, and some of the treatments available such as antihistamines, hayfever injections, and other forms of immunotherapy. We will discuss how the hay fever injection works, who can benefit from them, and what to expect during and after the injection. Hayfever, or pollen allergy is a common condition … Read more

Hayfever and Other Pollens Testing

woman sneezing due to hayfever

At Holistic Allergy we offer skin prick testing if you think you may have an allergy to different kinds of pollen. Knowing the exact type you are allergic to is important so you can take preventative measures in the future. In this article, we will talk about hayfever itself, and what the different management options … Read more

Food Allergy Testing

food allergy testing

Could you be allergic to certain foods? Food allergies can be a serious and even life-threatening condition for many people. I offer skin prick testing for a wide range of foods, including: Nuts (such as peanuts, almonds, and walnuts) Fruits (such as apples, bananas, and strawberries) Vegetables (such as celery, carrots, and potatoes) Gluten (found … Read more