Three types of allergy treatments are generally recognised for most of the allergy suffering population. These include prevention, medication and immunotherapy.

Once identified via thorough allergy testing, the cause of the allergy symptoms may be avoided or removed from your life. For example, a particular food can be avoided, or a pet can be removed from the home or kept away from sleeping areas.

Some causes of allergic symptoms, such as pollen, moulds and dust mites, cannot be completely eliminated and are difficult to avoid, however exposure can be reduced.

Although prevention comes first, more may be needed. Medications are usually used to decrease allergy symptoms and improve the patient's quality of life.