Allergies

If You Suffer From Deadly Allergies This Tiny Keychain Detector Could Save Your Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Tech

For people who suffer with life-threatening food allergies, eating any meal not prepared by your own hands is a real exercise in trust. But now resear...

Why After A Near-Death Experience, Today Is Just For Me

Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andreea Groenendijk-Deveau

During a minor and routine medical procedure, I suddenly went into anaphylactic shock. Though I know a lot about such reactions, as I have two people close to me struggling with severe allergies, nothing prepared me for the traumatic experience that followed.

What Is Anaphylactic Shock? Former 'This Morning' Producer Left With Brain Damage Due To Nut Allergy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A former producer on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ has been left with brain damage after suffering anaphylactic shock due to her severe nut allergy. Amy ...

Peanut Allergy Cure May Be On Horizon With Trial Treatment Still Working After Four Years

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may have discovered a cure for peanut allergies after a treatment administered four years ago has proven to still be effective in patients....

Dealing With Allergies This Summer

Kieran MacRae | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kieran MacRae

It might usually be a spring problem but my nose is still suffering from allergies as we charge through Summer. And with a runny nose in tow, I set about to find out the best ways to deal with allergies. But the allergies don't just stop at pollen my flat used to have a dog in it and there is still pet hair floating around that seems to creep up on me.

Investigating The Claim That Drinking Gin Can Help Control Hay Fever

Dr Andy Whittamore | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Andy Whittamore

What we do know is that some alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine contain high levels of a natural chemical called histamine, which is what the body makes when it responds to allergies. In fact, we take anti-histamine medicines to help stop the symptoms of hay fever.

Travelling With Anaphylaxis

Shafali Talisa Arya | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shafali Talisa Arya

For many people travelling is such an enjoyable experience...from the excitement of getting to the airport on time, wandering through duty free, waiting impatiently at the gate to board to the plane, enjoying inflight entertainment and finally arriving to your destination. All seems simple and in many cases stress free.

Forget Gin, Here Are 22 Doctor-Approved Tips To Reduce Hay Fever Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Hay fever season is in full swing bringing with it leaky eyes, clogged sinuses and sneezing fits galore. In fact, if you haven’t gone through 40 bo...

Sorry Folks, Drinking Gin Won't Help Relieve Hay Fever

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There’s a story doing the rounds suggesting gin could help ease the symptoms of hay fever in sufferers. But, unfortunately, it’s not true. Multipl...

The Hidden Dangers Of Indoor Air Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), exposure to air pollution is considered to be the biggest single environmental risk to human health....

Scientists May Have Found A Way To 'Turn Off' Allergies

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech

Imagine, you undergo a single treatment and then for the rest of your life you’re no longer allergic to peanuts. This is a future that could eventua...

Let's Give 'Hormonal Hayfever' The Bump!

Laura Kenny | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Kenny

As a cyclist, I still want to be riding and spending lots of time outside - I want to try and carry on my normal routine and enjoy being pregnant without hayfever holding me back. But of course, like all mums to be I want to do the very best for my baby, so I was confused about how I can manage my symptoms.

How To Tell If You're Suffering From A Food Allergy (And What To Do Next)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While a platter of fresh prawns is a dream dish for some of us, for others it’s a complete nightmare. Shellfish is one of the most common allergies ...

Getting To Grips With A Cow's Milk Allergy

Laura Forwood | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Forwood

Cow's milk allergy can be difficult to identify as the symptoms are often general and non-specific and may or may not be immediate. I've seen children react within minutes of having milk and others react hours or even days later, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause.

Why I Feed My Baby Cake

Lorna Farrell | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lorna Farrell

Now let's get one thing straight, you have every right to not allow your children to eat anything containing sugar of any sort. You get to do your research and make the decision about what healthy eating looks like for your family and I promise I will never give your toddler a sneaky forbidden "treat" behind your back. But can we tone down the judgement a little (OK, a lot)?

7 Dairy Intolerance Myths You Probably Believe – But Shouldn’t

Claudia Canavan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ever since talk around food intolerances stepped into the mainstream, advice on what some of us should be cutting out to reach peak health has abounde...

How I Realised I Had Lactose Intolerance – And What I Did About It

Claudia Canavan | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Life with a food intolerance or allergy isn’t breezy. The realisation that a slice of toast (gluten), spoon of peanut butter (nuts) or a dollop of y...

Teen Almost Blinded After Suffering Horrific Reaction To Eyebrow Dye

Caters News Agency | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: this article contains images of a medical nature. A teen was almost blinded after she suffered a horrifying allergic reaction to hair dye. T...

An Open Letter Plea To The NHS From An Allergy Mummy

Lianne Freeman | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Lianne Freeman

I'm totally shocked and appalled at the proposals the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) has made to ban writing certain prescriptions for dairy free formula in some areas in the UK. If this had been brought in to place when Archie and Frankie were babies I know that we would not have been able to afford £608 a month in formula for Frankie's Neocate milk.

Bride-To-Be Will Eat A Potato For Wedding Breakfast Because Most Foods Make Her Seriously Ill

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bride-to-be plans to eat a potato for her wedding breakfast – because a rare condition means she suffers bizarre allergy-like reactions to most fo...

Common Baby Skin Complaints And How You Can Solve Them

Jen Barton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents

We can all agree that nothing is softer, more gorgeous or smells better than a baby’s skin. But baby skin is also incredibly sensitive. In fact, rec...

I Never Imagined That One Day I Would Wake Up Sick, And Never Get Better

Natasha Coates | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Coates

May 27, 2013. A date I will never forget. The day I suffered a life threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylactic shock. My throat swelled, my oxygen levels were dangerously low and if it wasn't for the proactive medics around me, I would have died.

The Allergy Time-Bombs Ticking In Our Midst

Thelma Etim | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thelma Etim

My research raises a number of questions: Why are there so many more instances of allergic reactions today? Are we becoming more susceptible to developing allergies? Are our immune systems generally becoming weaker? Are health services sufficiently up to speed with this worrying trend?

This Could Change The Lives Of People Allergic To Nuts

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech

Food allergies in humans could be a thing of the past as new research has developed a treatment that can “cure” these chronic conditions. Over 150...

Woman's Allergy To Water Gives Her A Rash After She Showers, Sweats Or Cries

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An ex lifeguard has told of how a rare water allergy means showering, sweating and even crying can cause red welts to spring up all over her skin. For...