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Clinical Allergy

Dr Andrew Gillman is a Clinical Allergist and enjoys treating patients with allergy problems.

Andrew commonly sees patients with allergic rhinitis or “hay fever”.  Skin prick testing is performed during the consultation and patients are reminded to avoid non-sedating antihistamines seventy two hours before the consultation.  Immunotherapy is commonly prescribed in either subcutaneous (injection immunotherapy) and sublingual (tablets or drops) forms.

Assessment of food allergy and anaphylaxis is carefully undertaken. New patients are encouraged to record specific exposures (including ingredient lists) in the context previous allergic reactions. Therefore, focussed allergy testing can be performed and the potential culprit identified quickly!

He is a full member of ASCIA (Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and also continues with his public hospital specialist allergy appointments at both The Alfred and Eastern Health.

Common referrals

  1. Hay fever / Allergic Rhinitis
  • Desensitisation / Immunotherapy with sublingual (tablets or drops) or subcutaneous (“allergy shots”) treatment
  1. Skin prick testing
  • Inhaled allergens eg dust mite and pollens
  • Food allergy testing
  1. Chronic urticaria/hives
  2. Anaphylaxis
  • Food allergy testing
  • Adrenalin autoinjector pen (Epipen) prescriptions and training
  1. Eczema/Atopic dermatitis
  2. Nasal polyps
  • Medical treatment for refractory symptoms
  • Research interest in the evolving role of biological therapies