Allergies

Thumb Sucking And Nail Biting Don't Prevent Allergies, NHS Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents

Reports claiming children who suck their thumbs and bite their nails will lead to them having fewer allergies are based on a study which “does not p...

Hay Fever Causes And Treatments Explained

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in five people will be affected by hay fever at some point in their lifetime. Symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes. Allergies t...

The Truth About Allergies

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Summer is here and the dreaded headlines have started already. Just a few weeks ago the newspaper headlines screamed: 'SUPER ALLERGIES to hit Britain this summer hitting a record one in four sufferers'. Over 150 million people have allergies in Europe making it the most common chronic disease.

Family Kicked Off Flight Because Toddler Has Peanut Allergy

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents

A family claim they were kicked off a plane because their son is allergic to peanuts. Kyson Dana, spoke out about the poor manner in which flight atte...

10 Everyday Items You May Be Allergic To

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're experiencing itching, sneezing or coughing but otherwise feel healthy, an allergy may be to blame. To mark Allergy Awareness Week, here are...

Almost Half Of Allergy Sufferers Not Taken Seriously, Survey Reveals

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Allergy sufferers are not taken seriously and often have their allergies dismissed by others, a new health survey has revealed. Despite the fact that ...

How To Spot Common Childhood Food Allergies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents

Childhood food allergies are on the increase and are fast becoming a "modern epidemic", according to a national charity. Almost one in 12 young childr...

Mum's Heartbreaking Warning About Kids' Food Allergies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has written a heartbreaking blog post warning new parents about the potentially fatal effects of children's food allergies. Jenny Taylor,...

Primary School Bans The One Thing Almost Every Pupil Craves

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Staff | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Chocolate has been banned at a primary school in south Wales because one pupil has an allergy to it. Alltwen Primary School in Pontardawe, Neath Po...

Birthday Cakes Have Been Banned At This Primary School

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school has banned children from bringing in birthday cakes to lower the risk for pupils with allergies and avoid disruption to the school da...

Blocked Nose Or Itchy Skin? You Might Be Allergic To Your Christmas Tree

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're suffering from cold-like symptoms or itchy skin, your Christmas tree may be to blame. Roughly one third of the UK population experiences ...

Teen Who Could Die If He Ate Solid Foods On Why He's 'Blessed'

Barcroft | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Alex Visker is severely allergic to solid food which resulted in him nearly starving to death. But despite his life-threatening condition he says he i...

Woman 'Allergic To Cold' Comes Out In Hives When Temperature Changes

Caters News Agency | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mum who develops a severe rash and chokes from the slightest gust of wind is dreading winter – as she’s allergic to the cold. Jen Ferguson, 3...

Police Officer Forced To End Career After Allergic Reaction To Elastic Band

PA Real Life/The Huffington Post UK | Erin Cardiff | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being a police officer is a dangerous job – but one woman’s 15 year career in the force was ended by a simple rubber band. Jo Keeling, 40, too...

Can Your Pet Be Allergic to Humans ?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

Just like people, dogs and cats can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognise certain everyday substances - or allergens - as dangerous. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and harmless to most animals, pets with allergies will have an extreme reaction to them.

It's Official, My Daughter Has Autism

Reneé Davis | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Nowadays she rarely sleeps through, and she is six next week. On top of all this she never outgrew the toddler meltdowns, and her violent outbursts have been steadily getting worse.

Mind, Body, Me - How I Retrained Myself to Eat for Wellness After Discovering I Had Food Intolerance...

Bunmi Scott | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bunmi Scott

A number of years ago I became very unwell and spent some months in and out of hospital. To my shock I was told that I had a rare autoimmune that had no cure and a disease that not many in medical field knew much about.

Do We Really Need To Eat Gluten Free Food?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time, gluten free food was only available in health food stores. Now, it seems to be cropping up here, there and everywhere, with restaura...

My Top Tips for Coping With Children With Allergies

Bunmi Scott | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Parents
Bunmi Scott

Once you know what your child's allergies or intolerance are then this is when you get creative with meals that they can eat. You will need to understand and know food inside out especially what's in them.

How Ombre Hair Left This Woman Fighting For Her Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you go for a quick colour treatment at your local salon, the last thing you expect is to be left fighting for your life 48 hours later. But th...

Suffering With Hay Fever? You Need To Eat Probiotic Yoghurt

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're one of the 10 million people in England with hay fever, you might find that eating a pot of probiotic yoghurt each day could ease your sympt...

Third Of People Feel No Sympathy Towards 10 Million Allergy Sufferers

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 10 million people in the UK are allergic or intolerant to at least one type of food. However the rest of the nation has no sympathy towards su...

When Is It Okay To Eat Mouldy Food?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than opening a tub of blueberries to find a furry friend tucked away among them. Mould is a pain in the backside - and on...

6 Ways To Stop Hayfever In Its Tracks This Spring

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Spring is here, bringing with it sunshine and flowers. But for many, it also signals a more sinister side to the season. Our old nemesis: pollen. ...

Following My Letter to Jamie Oliver

Claire Campbell-Adams | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Campbell-Adams

My husband or I will phone ahead, tell them the kids have Coeliac Disease and ask if they have gluten free choices on the menu, they say yes, we tell the kids, then off we go. Inevitably we arrive to find that whilst they do gluten free for adults they don't for children.