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...

Are nut allergy risks over-exaggerated for children?

Are nut allergy risks over-exaggerated for children? Allergies are scary when we look at the statistics. In the UK, peanut allergies affect around one in 50 children but they have been increasing over the last few decades. But these children with... Read More...

Preventing allergic reactions in the kitchen

Preventing allergic reactions in the kitchen Food allergies are becoming increasingly common, especially in children. There are around 2 million people who have been diagnosed with a food allergy in the UK, including 5-8% of children. It’s becoming increasingly likely... Read More...

You can’t run, you can’t hide: Living with exercise-induced anaphylaxis

You can’t run, you can’t hide: Living with exercise-induced anaphylaxis As each year passes, we learn more about allergies as scientists seek a cure to end all symptoms. But it’s still surprising to find out the number of rare and... Read More...

Allergies in the bedroom: can you be allergic to intimate contact?

Allergies in the bedroom: can you be allergic to intimate contact? Spending intimate time with someone is a regular part of human life. But some women have complained they’re allergic to intimate contact - such as sex - with men.... Read More...

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