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Welcome to Auckland Allergy Clinic

Allergies range from the mild and transient to the chronic and disabling, in some patients they can be acute and life threatening.

The Auckland Allergy Clinic is committed to the provision of a high quality private sector diagnostic and management service for patients (adults and children) and referring doctors.

Situated in Jervois Road, Herne Bay, the Auckland Allergy Clinics methods of investigation and treatment are those endorsed by The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAA&I) , The British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), and the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACD), of which our Allergists are members.

Auckland Allergy Clinic Mission statement

Our mission is to offer a comprehensive, holistic, and personalized service to diagnose and treat allergic diseases in adults and children. We adhere to the "Good Allergy Practice" guidelines of Australasian Society of Clinical Allergy & Immunology (ASCIA), the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (EAACI).

The service being private, allows an appointment time convenient to the patients, with very short waiting time. Our doctors use only scientifically proven diagnostic tests and treatment options that are evidence based and internationally recognized. The founder & Chief Medical Officer of Auckland Allergy Clinic, Dr Vincent St Aubyn Crump, has over 20 years' experience working as a Consultant in Allergic diseases in New Zealand. He established Auckland Allergy Clinic in 1994. Reflecting his unique postgraduate training in Dermatology, General Medicine as well as Allergy, this practice has grown to become the largest and most (holistic) Allergy Practice in New Zealand. Regular checks and audits on medical procedures within the clinic to ensure that the clinic avails itself to the most up to date technologies available in Allergy care.

We recognize the fact that "knowledge is power" and therefore we offer education and strive to raise awareness of allergic diseases to patients and the general public, which will ultimately lead to improvement in the quality of lives of allergy sufferers & their families.

The Allergy education is done through the Allergy Library and the Latest Allergy News and a monthly newsletter, as well as the Patient hand-outs given to patients during their appointment at the clinic.

At this clinic we believe that making an accurate diagnosis is half of the cure for any medical problem. Over 20 years using a pre-completed questionnaire, we have found that if the correct questions are asked before the initial consultation, the correct diagnosis can be made within a much shorter time frame. Based on 20 years of personally validating the clinic's questionnaire, and with the use of up-to-date published validated algorithms, Dr Vincent St Aubyn Crump has designed COAST™, Comprehensive Online Allergy Screening Tool. This is the tool that all new patients complete online before their visit to the clinic. This will guide the doctors to start creating a personalized management plan for each patient. The tests done are personalized for each patient, and patients might be asked to bring in suspected allergens from their home or work environment.

Conditions treated at the Auckland Allergy Clinic include:


Latest Allergy News

February 2015 : .......... Is oral immunotherapy (OIT) ready for routine treatment of food allergy?

In this month review article in Clinical & Experimental Allergy Nowak-Wegrzyn looks at the mechanisms and role of OIT in the management of food allergy. In summary: • Introduction: The ultimate goal of OIT is to re-establish permanent oral tolerance, which is defined as “the ability to ingest the food without symptoms despite prolonged periods of avoidance or irregular intake”. The majority of the studies on OIT to date, achieve ‘desensitization’, which is “a state of only temporary antigen hypo responsiveness that depends on the regular ingestion of the food, and when regular dosing of the food is interrupted or discontinued, the protective effects of desensitization is lost” . To date none of the studies meeting the Cochrane’s inclusion criteria have demonstrated the development of permanent tolerance or even long-term desensitization. • Meta-analyses on OIT for milk, egg, and peanut have revealed significant limitations. Authors of the Cochrane Report concluded that the quality of the trials was low (because no standardized protocols were used), and in the meta-analysis of peanut OIT papers, only one study of 746 fulfilled the Cochrane inclusion criteria.

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