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Archive for July, 2015

Exophthalmos surgery

What is exophthalmos (proptosis)? Exophthalmos refers to a condition where the eyes become more prominent and bulge outwards. It can occur in both eyes or just on one side. Common causes include Graves’ Disease, cysts and tumours. Graves’ Disease is a multisystem disorder associated with an overactive thyroid and protein depositions within the muscles of […]

Allergies and coughs

Allergies and coughs Can my allergies be causing my cough? Yes. If you have an irritating cough, it can often be a sign of cold, however it is also a symptom of allergies. Colds and allergies have very similar symptoms for example: sneezing, coughing and having a runny nose. Allergies and colds are different conditions […]

Learn about pollens before the hay fever season

Grass and Cereal Pollens Exposure to pollen can cause hay fever and asthma almost year round in parts of Australia. It is extremely difficult to avoid outside the house throughout a lot of the warmer parts of the year. Grasses (particularly improved pasture grasses) that were introduced for livestock disperse vast amounts of airborne pollen, […]