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Welcome to Action Against Allergy

We have been providing information, advice and support to people made chronically ill through allergy and those who care for them since 1978. We are here to help you, so please get in touch.

How Clean Is Our Water On Tap?

How much do you know about the water you drink or bathe in? Maxima Skelton, founder-director of The Healthy House, reveals some surprising facts. We should be thankful that we can simply turn on the tap and get "safe" water to drink and bathe in. Before chlorination of water was introduced in the early 20th century, many waterborne diseases [...]

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Action Against Allergy (AAA) is a registered national charity founded in 1978 by Mrs Amelia Nathan Hill who, since childhood, had suffered allergic reactions to many different foods and chemicals. She was chronically ill with migraine, stomach upsets, painful limbs and joints and other symptoms so severe that she was bedridden for long periods. Her doctor thought she was being poisoned!

After many years and help from methods devised by the late Dr Richard Mackarness using elimination diets,  Amelia was able to control her allergies and enjoy a normal life. She wrote her own story of her fight for health, Against the Unsuspected Enemy, which inspired thousands to write to her to share their own allergy problems and express their desperate need for help. Amelia founded AAA to give that help – and it has done so ever since.

We offer help, support and advice through our forums, articles, newsletters and events.  The best way to start fighting your own allergic condition is join us and benefit from over 35 years experience.

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Please see just four articles which may help you understand your health problems and give you advice on how best to manage them. If you would like to view all our articles, then please go to our Articles page (located under Allergy Management) where you can select a category to see all the articles for that subject.

Anaphylaxis Without Warning – New-onset food allergy in an adult

Dr Michael Radcliffe is a consultant in the Allergy Service at University College Hospital, London.  He describes an unusual case where new-onset food allergy happened for the first time in an adult, whereas most cases of true food allergy (the type that can lead to anaphylaxis) commence in childhood.  [...]

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) – Are we the canaries in the mine?

Maxima Skelton reviews the many ways we can be affected – and the many different symptoms. MCS as it's known in the "trade" is difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to live with. This is partly because so little is known about it within routine medicine. Strictly speaking [...]

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Allergy Newsletter is a colourful 48 page journal published in Spring, Summer and Winter. It is FREE to members of Action Against Allergy and available to non-members at £5 per issue. All prices include postage for UK addresses, for other destinations please contact us.

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There are a wealth of articles and information in our back issues. Please click the button below to see a summary for each of our last three back issues.

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If you become a member at Action Against Allergy, then you receive password access to our membership area.  This holds the latest edition of the Newsletter which can be downloaded or read online. If you would like to see a back issue not featured on our website, then please get in touch.

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NO.122 Spring 2018

Anyone with tummy problems will find a mine of expert help in this issue, covering IBS and histamine sensitivity, tips about tap water and the dangers of buckwheat.

To see a preview of the front cover content, please click here.

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3 issues p.a.  Allergy Newsletter is a 48pp full colour journal in A5 digest format.  It reaches the sector of the population with direct personal experience of living with an allergic condition or allergy-related illness. To see our Advertising Rate Card & Booking Form, please click here.

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HOW TO COPE WITH ANXIETY FOLLOWING A SEVERE REACTION
Dr Polly James, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

MAKE A DATE to hear some expert advice at The Allergy and Free From Show.
In the Learning Theatre on Friday, July 6th at 1 pm.

Especially helpful for parents of allergic children, this talk will provide an overview of the psychological challenges following a severe allergy reaction, including anaphylaxis. Common anxiety symptoms and experiences following the traumatic event will be discussed. Management tips and techniques will be shared including what to do in the first few days following the reaction, how to talk about the event and how to cope in the long term.

Dr Polly James is a Highly Specialist Paediatric Clinical Psychologist at St Thomas’ Hospital and has created and developed a new psychology service for the children’s allergy service. Polly provides specialist individual and group therapy for children and their families and helps them cope with difficulties that can arise from having food allergies.

For a FREE ENTRY TICKET to the Show click here. http://www.allergyshow.co.uk/london/e-ticket-registration/

The Ask The Expert clinic on histamine is closed now but you can see the questions and responses from Dr Joneja by going to http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/online_ clinics/ask_expert_aaa_histamine.php.