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Version Date from Date to Amendment 

1.0 September 2014 September 2016 Original  

2.0 October 2018 October 2021 Referral References Updated  

 

OUTPATIENT GP REFERRAL GUIDELINES 
ALLERGY/CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY SERVICE 

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) 
 

ALLERGIC RHINOCONJUCTIVITIS (Hayfever) 

Is caused by the nose or the eyes coming into contact with environmental allergens such as pollens, dust 

mite, moulds and animal hair. Symptoms include  

? Runny / itchy /congested nose 

? Sneezing 

? Itchy watery eyes 

 

Information Required  

? Outline of trial of ASCIA Allergic Rhinitis 

Management Plan and response to intervention 

? Medical history (including Asthma) 

? Duration of symptoms 

? Seasonal pattern of symptoms 

? Response to allergen avoidance strategy 

Investigations Required  

? Total IgE 

? Specific IgE to suspected Aero allergens 

 

Fax referrals to Allergy/Clinical Immunology Service 

Flinders Medical Centre  Fax: 08 8204 7483 
 

Red Flags 
 

Red flags should prompt urgent GP referral to Ophthalmology  
 

 Acute allergic conjunctivitis at risk of corneal abrasion  
 

Suggested GP Management 

? Intranasal Corticosteroid Spray 

? Non-sedating Antihistamines 

? Saline nasal spray or irrigation 

? Montelukast for seasonal Hayfever 

(non-PBS) 

Clinical Resources 

? Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy 

(ASCIA)   Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever) and Sinusitis 

http://www.allergy.org.au/patients/allergic-rhinitis-hay-

fever-and-sinusitis   

? Treatment Plan for Allergic Rhinitis 

http://www.allergy.org.au/patients/allergic-rhinitis-hay-

fever-and-sinusitis/allergic-rhinitis-treatment-plan  

? Sinusitis and Allergy  

http://www.allergy.org.au/images/stories/aer/infobulleti

ns/2010pdf/AER_Sinusitis_and_Allergy.pdf  

 
 

General Information to assist with referrals and the Referral templates for FMC are available to download from the SALHN 
Outpatient Services website www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/SALHNoutpatients  

 









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