Auckland Allergy Clinic
The Auckland Allergy Clinic is the longest established private allergy clinic in Auckland, New Zealand. The clinic was established in Remuera in 1994 and moved to Jervois Road, Herne Bay at the end of 2000. The clinic treats both adults and children with all allergic diseases.
Our allergy practice is based on scientific, evidence based medicine.
Investigations and treatment options used include:
- Skin prick tests to all standard allergens
- Blood tests
- Elimination diets
- Blinded food & drug challenges
- Patch tests to all standard chemical allergens
- CT scans & x-rays
- Avoidance protocols
- Desensitisation / immunotherapy
- Drug therapy
All our methods of investigation and treatment are those recommended by The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA) and The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), of which our allergists are members.
What is Immunology?
Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that is concerned with the study of the structure, function and disorders of the immune system. The immune system is a complex system of organs and cells that recognises foreign material, e.g. bacteria and viruses, in our bodies and builds a defence against them.
Immunology includes: the use of vaccines to protect against diseases, the role of the immune system in non-infectious diseases such as cancer and allergies and the destruction of the body’s own tissues by the immune system (autoimmunity).
A doctor who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and management of immune system disorders is called an immunologist.