Allergies

Why Dry Roasted Peanuts Are Bad For Allergies

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think you might be allergic to nuts then you'll probably want to steer clear of dry roasted peanuts, following new research suggesting that the...

What It's Like Living With a Life-Threatening Allergy

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

It's a huge pain in the arse. And actually quite scary sometimes too. I have a fair few food allergies: nuts, which can set me off into an anaphylactic reaction, fish, makes my lips swell, hideous stomach cramps and vomiting, kiwi, bananas, mustard, raw eggs, milk - the list goes on. Not to mention hayfever, eczema, mild asthma.. yep, I was one of those kids.

How Asthma Sufferers Are Putting Themselves At Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK (that's one in every five households), chances are everyone knows somebody with the condition. But des...

This Super Jab Could Be The Answer To Your Hayfever And Eczema Nightmares

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Suffering from asthma or eczema can have a serious impact on a person's work, social life and overall wellbeing, but all that could be about to change...

This Makes Your Allergies Worse

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you have allergies, you're more likely to feel the brunt of them if you're stressed out, says new research. Feeling stressed - including by all...

How to Beat Hay Fever the Natural Way

Melanie Hackwell | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Hackwell

Hay Fever, also known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, affects millions every year so here are some tips for natural ways to alleviate those pesky symptoms, and hopefully you can rejoice the summer rather than dread it:

Women With Airborne Allergies May Be More At Risk Of Blood Cancer, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women with airborne allergies - particularly in relation to plants, grass and trees - may be at higher risk of blood cancer than others, a recent stud...

Gluten Allergies Don't Exist, Says Specialist Doctor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The key symptoms of a gluten allergy may be a combination of migraines, mood swings, deep fatigue and a gamut of gastro-intestinal problems from const...

How To Ease Your Hay Fever Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Along with the recent burst of sunshine, there has been an increase in people asking for help with their itching eyes and streaming noses. This is...

Equalities Minister Hospitalised After Biscuit Incident

PA | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics

Equalities minister Jo Swinson has praised hospital staff after she needed treatment following an allergic reaction to a biscuit. The Liberal Democ...

The Allergies to Life That We Don't Understand

Zion Lights | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

It was late at night when I accidentally consumed dairy, which I am - apparently - deadly allergic to. My tongue swelled up straight away, followed by my lips and throat. I looked in the mirror and tried to decide how serious it was. Probably not very, I thought.

Good Mood Food - The Second Brain Residing in Our Stomachs

Dr Hilary Jones | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Hilary Jones

So how is it that the food we eat can have such a significant impact on our mood?

Could Scratching An Itch Be Contagious?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scratching can be catching, new research has shown. Just like yawns, scratching an itch is contagious, say scientists. The sight of someone tryi...

Cockroach-Eating Contest Winner Dies After Eating 'Dozens' Of Insects

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

A 32-year-old man collapsed and died after winning a snake in a cockroach-eating contest. Edward Archbold was taking part in the "Eat Bugs For Bal...

Spotless Homes Don't Help Prevent Allergies

PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A rise in allergies is not caused by being too clean but by losing touch with mostly harmless organisms which scientists call "old friends", a study h...

Allergies Are Gender Related, Finds Breakthrough Study

PA | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors have discovered a child's risk of developing an allergic disease is doubled if a parent of the same sex has suffered from it, new research has...

Foods That Fight Allergies

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

With the hay fever season under way, a recent study has discovered that Brits are sneezing, coughing and spluttering their way through millions of pil...

Hair Dye Allergies: Why Don't We Bother With Patch Tests?

Hattie Crisell | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hattie Crisell

Until recently, I thought that patch tests - when a hairdresser tests a dye on a small patch of your skin, at least 48 hours before you dye your hair, in order to check for reactions - were an urban myth.

Body Protects Itself From Cancer In The Same Way As Allergies, Says Study

PA | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have found the body protects itself from cancer in the same way it responds to allergies. According to the new research -...

How to Combat Hayfever

Dr Nina Byrnes | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nina Byrnes

The kids have finished school and summer is officially here. Many of you are probably dreaming of long leisurely sunny days spent outside. Being honest looking outside today you wouldn't think summer has started and with all the sneezing , red eyes and runny noses in my waiting room one could be led to believe it was mid flu season