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Allergies to substances present in the air contribute to asthma and allergic rhinitis (hayfever). Important allergens include house dust mite, pollens, mould and animal dander. When it comes to managing asthma and rhinitis, testing for allergic sensitisation has an important role. Beyond the clinical assessment testing can be performed on blood (RAST or specific IgE testing) and with skin prick testing (SPT).

Rye grass allergy was responsible for the epidemic of acute asthma that affected thousands of people across Melbourne during the thunderstorm event of November 21, 2016. The weather conditions on that particular evening resulted in large numbers of tiny rye grass particles penetrating to the lower airways. Under normal conditions larger rye grass particles are filtered by the nose. Rye grass allergy is very common, even in the absence of a history of asthma.

The principles of managing allergies to inhaled aeroallergens include avoidance (where possible) and/or consideration of immunotherapy (desensitisation treatment). Immunotherapy may be delivered by subcutaneous injections or by sublingual tablets.

Sublingual immunotherapy for house dust mite allergy now has a formal place in the National Asthma Council guidelines

Sublingual immunotherapy is available for grass pollens (including rye grass) as well as house dust mite allergies.

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We take a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Adrian Chazan


Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

Dr Moayed Alawami


Dr Alawami earned his medical degree from The University of Auckland, embarking on a diverse medical journey across New Zealand’s two islands during his foundational physician training. Driven by a passion for solving medical puzzles, he pursued advanced training in general medicine with a subspecialty focus on respiratory medicine.

In 2018, Dr Alawami transitioned to Queensland, where he worked in one of the largest hospitals, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, he served as a registrar in a dedicated Covid Unit. Seeking to enhance his skills, he relocated to Adelaide to specialize in bronchoscopy, focusing on linear and radial EBUS to advance the diagnosis of patients with lung tumours.

Currently serving as a Sleep Medicine Fellow at Western Health and now at The Centre for Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine, he is involved in teaching and training of medical students and basic physician trainees.

Dr Alawami’s achievements include receiving a Professional Development Grant from RACP Queensland. Notably, he was nominated for Registrar of the Year at RBWH. Dr Alawami holds a master’s degree in Biostatistics from The University of Queensland and published over 10 scientific articles as a trainee.

Dr Alawami invites referrals related to respiratory and sleep disorders medicine, addressing concerns such as cough, asthma, COPD, lung nodules, dyspnoea, sleep apnoea and other sleep-related problems, providing comprehensive investigation and expert care.

Dr Alawami speaks both English and Arabic.

Consulting in Werribee weekly each Wednesday