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...

Choosing an allergist: When, where, and how?

Choosing an allergist: When, where, and how? If you’re one of the many people with an allergy, it can sometimes feel like a lonely struggle. Annoying symptoms, potentially on the cusp of an anaphylactic shock at the slightest mistake, can... Read More...

‘Tis the season… to be cautious of our allergies!

‘Tis the season... to be cautious of our allergies! Christmas is fast approaching, and it’s a wonderful time to kick back, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends. But while we enjoy some much-needed time off over the festive... Read More...

Children and allergies: The dos and don’ts

Children and allergies: The dos and don’ts Childhood is supposed to be filled with fun, adventure, playtime, and discovery outdoors. But itchy eyes, runny noses, and sore throats get in the way! It’s not always possible for your child to... Read More...

Three less common food allergies you might not know about

Three less common food allergies you might not know about In the UK, around 2 million people have a food allergy. And these are just the people who have been diagnosed! The actual figure is likely a lot higher. There... Read More...

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