Allergies

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...

Mylan's Profiteering From EpiPens Must Stop - An Allergy Mum's Story

Sabina Frediani | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Parents
Sabina Frediani

Sarah Jessica Parker and I have three things in common- curly hair, a passion for beautiful, impractical shoes and a love of Ferris Bueller. Recently, I discovered that we share something else, or rather our children do. Her son and my daughter both have a potentially life-threatening food allergy

Feeding Babies Eggs And Peanut Butter Could Prevent Allergies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Parents

Giving babies small amounts of peanut and egg to eat at an early age may prevent them developing allergies, a new study suggests. The research, commis...

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...