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A day in the life of an allergy nurse

26Sep

Andrew Williams, Allergy Nurse at Guys & St Thomas's hospital

Do you have an allergy nurse? Do you even have a specialist allergy consultant? I know many of us adults with life threatening allergies don’t. I myself have never managed to get that referral to an allergy specialist though I … Continue reading

  

‘Alternative’ allergy tests

25Jun

Sense About Science

  Sense About Science is a scientific charity whose remit is to inform the public and enable them to ‘make sense’ of scientific and medical discussions. A worthy aim in which they are usually moderately successful. However, they have just tackled allergy … Continue reading

  

What Allergy? in Mail on Sunday – newspaper who brand us all paranoid

7Nov

Right you lot, I normally don’t recommend anyone to buy the Daily Mail in any form. If it was the only newspaper on the shelves I would probably walk on by hissing and spitting at it. I still haven’t quite … Continue reading

  

28 things to ask your doctor to get an allergy referral

18Jun

QuestionMark

I recently found out about these guidance questions that you or your child might like to ask your healthcare professional in the NICE guidelines. They may or may not help and there are probably loads more questions one could ask, … Continue reading

  

Calling all adults with peanut allergies !

30Apr

TRACE peanut study

This week I went to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for an initial consultation to assess my eligibility for the TRACE peanut study. The study aims to pinpoint the level of peanut protein small enough to cause no reaction … Continue reading

  

Are Food Intolerance Tests Reliable?

10Apr

York Test - Food Intolerance vs Allergy Infographic

About ten years ago, I took a YorkTest test on the advice of my then nutritionist. I wasn’t getting any help from my doctor at the time who told me I couldn’t possibly have other allergies! We were struggling to … Continue reading

  

A trip to the allergy clinic – what to expect!

10Mar

Allergy skin prick test

I look forward to my trips to the allergy clinic because I learn stuff every time, mainly about my skin and eczema because the specialist I see is a Dermatologist at Oxford Churchill Hospital. I am reminded I am not … Continue reading

  

What happened at the Food Allergy & Intolerance Summit 2013 – part one

27Sep

Waitrose - clearer allergen labelling

If you haven’t already heard of the Food & Drink Innovation Network (FDIN) and their Annual Food Allergy and Intolerance Summit it’s a two day conference aimed at grocery retail and food service companies who want to explore and realise … Continue reading

  

Testing for allergies

2Mar

When all your usual remedies fail and the doctor is baffled by your symptoms, you may suspect you or your child has an allergy. It’s often difficult to find a specialist in allergies who can help, but there are now … Continue reading

  

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