Services

Tansy Allergy + Immunology offers investigation, diagnosis, treatment and management of allergies and other disorders of the immune system. Dr Tansy helps you to understand your allergies and how to treat them effectively so you can manage them safely yourself.

Services include (but are not limited to):

  • Anaphylaxis management plans
  • Desensitisation (grass pollen, dust mite, bee venom)
  • Epipen training
  • Skin prick testing
  • Patch testing

Common conditions include:

  • Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (hay fever)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Autoimmune conditions including lupus
  • Chronic urticaria
  • Eczema
  • Drug allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Eosinophilic oesaphagitis
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Insect sting allergy
  • Sinusitis
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Assessment

Dr Tansy takes patients through a comprehensive assessment, involving history and appropriate tests to determine an evidence based course of action.

Initial consultations usually take 35-45 minutes, which allows time for history-taking, examination and skin testing, if required.

Follow up appointments are usually about 20 minutes and will be arranged as appropriate.

Anaphylaxis Management

Every patient with a severe allergy needs an anaphylaxis management plan. It’s important that plans are reviewed annually by your specialist doctor and each time a new adrenaline auto-injector (Epipen) prescription is obtained.

Dr Tansy is a specialist in anaphylaxis, its management and Epipen training.

For important information about managing anaphylaxis please refer to the ASCIA website.

Desensitisation

Desensitisation (immunotherapy) has been used for more than 100 years and is the the closest thing to a cure for allergy.  This treatment changes the immune system’s response to allergens by introducing gradually increasing amounts of allergen extracts, over a period of months and maintained over 3-5 years.

Tansy Allergy + Immunology provides desensitisation for grass pollen, dust mite and bee venom. Food allergy desensitisation is not currently available.

Sinusitis

This inflammation of the nasal sinuses can be a short-term inflammation caused by a bacterial infection following an infection such as the common cold. Or,  a long term, chronic condition, complicated by allergies and/or structural problems in the nose, which can greatly affect your quality of life.

For people with frequent infections it is important to treat the underlying problems, such as allergy. It is also important to treat symptoms promptly, as soon as they are noticed, which will often prevent the need for antibiotics. Read more.

Treatment Plans

Each patient of Tansy Allergy + Immunology receives an individual treatment plan. Dr Tansy is known for her attention to each individual’s particular needs and to providing expert, personalised care. 

It is highly recommended that your treatment plans are reviewed regularly, on an annual or more frequent basis depending on the severity of the condition.

Skin Testing

Skin prick testing is the gold standard for the diagnosis of allergy. The test helps to identify which substances you are allergic to, so that appropriate prevention advice can be given.

Drops of different allergen solutions are placed on the skin and a tiny pin prick allows the allergen to enter just under your skin. If you are allergic to any of the tested allergens, a small itchy lump (wheal) will appear within 15-20 minutes. These are then measured for assessment. Read more.

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