Allergy

Dr Dobie provides a comprehensive allergy management service at The Grove Health Bondi.

Dr Dobie has had wide experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of allergies and sensitivities, including food allergies and intolerances, hayfever (allergic rhinitis), urticaria (hives) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS).

To diagnose allergies Dr Dobie uses both skin tests and blood tests.

Most adverse reactions to foods are better termed sensitivities or intolerances as they are not true allergies. Food sensitivities are best diagnosed using an elimination diet.

Dr Dobie uses a range of methods to treat allergies. For inhalant allergies desensitisation can be very effective; desensitisation can be administered under the tongue or by injection.

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