Allergology | South China Morning Post
  • Sat
  • Mar 7, 2015
  • Updated: 2:45am


Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

Allergies need to become a medical discipline in Hong Kong

Allergy incidence in Hong Kong is somewhere in the middle of the international league table.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 10:34am


Looking for a way to treat your child's allergy to a certain food? New research shows that feeding your child increasingly higher doses of that very food can eliminate or ease reactions in most cases.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Shock to the system

Bee pollen supplements have been touted as nature's perfect food. Bee pollen, or bee bread, is said to be full of minerals, enzymes and amino acids that can increase one's energy, boost the immune system and fight signs of ageing. It is a compound made by bees from the pollen they collect and is used to feed the hive.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Seven-year itch for a cure

Businesswoman Fenny Kwong was on one of her frequent trips abroad when she caught the flu in Paris. Like most people, she shrugged it off as a passing inconvenience, but her sniffles and stuffy nose eventually turned into asthma.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Centre for allergies is first in Asia

The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital is to be home to Asia's first centre for allergies, the South China Morning Post has learned.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Therapy turns up heat

Tian jiu therapy is an ancient technique for treating allergic rhinitis and asthma, considered 'winter' diseases in Chinese medicine.

It's a mix of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture theory, but there are no needles involved.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Asthma's choke hold

First, the good news: Hong Kong's air pollution is not causing the city's asthma levels to rise. The bad news: it is certainly making life worse for sufferers here. Indoor living conditions are not helping, either, making the fight against Hong Kong's most common childhood disease - one responsible for 15 per cent of hospital admissions among children - a tough one.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Fish for a healthy diet if you're allergic to seafood

Jonathan asks: I have a seafood allergy. What should I eat to give me the nutrients I lack?

Wynnie says: Seafood allergies are the most common type of food allergy and are usually lifelong. The seafood that triggers allergic reactions can be divided into:

15 May 2011 - 12:00am


Buying an apartment for her might be a bit too much for a Mother's Day gift. I think my mum's nasal allergy was caused by her helping me to build my studio. So this year I bought her some honey. It's very good for nasal allergies and digestion.

Canto-pop singer Hins Cheung King-hin on his practical gift for his mother.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK kids most allergy-prone in the region

Hong Kong children are much less prone to food allergies than those in North America but are still twice as likely to be sufferers than others in Southeast Asia, a study has found.

The Chinese University study found that nearly three out of 100 children in Hong Kong have food allergies, with shrimp being the most common allergy.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Facing discomfort

Allergies are year-round ailments that are inconvenient and embarrassing at best, or life-threatening and debilitating at worst.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

On the food blacklist

Himanshu asks: What is a food allergy?

Wynnie says: Your body's immune system protects you from germs and diseases by making an army of antibodies which help fight off bacteria and viruses that make you ill.

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Blistered sister

Reaching for the latest beauty products could make you the centre of attention - but not for the right reasons. An increasing number of people are suffering reactions to cosmetics and creams ranging from irritations or rashes to allergies, say some doctors.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Rare disorder that poisons the body

Tim Chan Tin-sung, who is in urgent need of a liver transplant, is one of only two patients in Hong Kong affected by the rare disorder named erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP).

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

Don't be so rash

Allergy expert Adrian Wu Young-yuen is concerned about increasing misdiagnosis in his field. Some people diagnosed with allergies don't even have them, he says.

23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am