Allergies are on the rise – but why?

Allergies are on the rise - but why? Allergies are on the rise. We can’t deny it. Take this recent news story, for example. The number of hospital admissions for people with allergies has doubled in just eight years. According... Read More...

The dangers of an undiagnosed food allergy

The dangers of an undiagnosed food allergy If you ever need a sobering reminder of the effects of allergies, here’s one. 19-year-old Sam Collings ordered a prawn starter while out at a meal. He didn’t know he was allergic to... Read More...

The ultimate pet allergy FAQ

The ultimate pet allergy FAQ The British public loves their pets. Half of UK households have one, be it a dog, cat, or other furry (or not-so-furry) creature. They’re our loyal companions and best friends. But some people are unlucky... Read More...

Your simple guide to allergy tests

Your simple guide to allergy tests Allergies are a nuisance - just ask 44% of the UK population. We are more aware of the negative effects allergies can have on us, such as deadly anaphylactic shocks. This means we’re more... Read More...

How you can test for allergies in your own home today

How you can test for allergies in your own home today Today, we can do almost anything from the convenience of our home. We can order food, entertain ourselves, and even work from home. You can also test for allergies... Read More...

What does ‘may contain’ mean? Allergy labels in plain English

What does ‘may contain’ mean? Allergy labels in plain English The UK is becoming stricter when labelling allergens in restaurants, cafes, bars, and other food retailers. However, this doesn’t mean understanding what foods are safe to eat is simple. Some... Read More...

Strange signs you might be having an allergic reaction

Strange signs you might be having an allergic reaction It’s crazy what the human body is capable of. There are people who have mastered the art of echolocation - using sound to figure out where things are around them. Some... Read More...

Three simple things that could make your allergies better

Three simple things that could make your allergies better Allergies can be unpredictable, life-altering, and - at the very least - annoying. It’s hard not to feel down sometimes when your allergies are causing havoc. With seasonal allergies, this is... Read More...

Are you really allergic to penicillin?

Are you really allergic to penicillin? On 7th November 2019, researchers published a paper in the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI). It concluded medical databases don’t accurately reflect reality when it comes to penicillin allergies.  The American... Read More...

The number of children needing hospital treatment for allergies is rising

The number of children needing hospital treatment for allergies is rising Allergies aren’t a new phenomenon. However, their prevalence is on the rise. According to Benadryl, there are 21 million adults with allergies in the UK and the figure is... Read More...

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