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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.

Spotlight On The Future For Patients With Chronic Respiratory Disease

SPOTLIGHT ON THE FUTURE FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASE Jenny Sims reports on the AGM of The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA).    On the landmark day a restaurateur was jailed for six years for manslaughter for selling a curry containing nuts to a peanut allergy sufferer, allergy patients’ leaders from throughout Europe were meeting [...]

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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 three of our most recent articles here. If you would like to view all our articles, then please go to our Articles page where you can select a category to see all the articles for that subject.

Helping Children To Face The Allergy Challenge

Dr Polly James explains the background to this innovative service  I am delighted to say that I have been in post now, as the Paediatric Clinical Psychologist for Children’s Allergy Service St Thomas’ Hospital, since February 2016. This is all thanks to Action Against Allergy who have generously funded this [...]

The Eczema Education Programme

An innovation to help families of children with eczema Karina Jackson, Consultant Nurse, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, London We know childhood eczema is a common condition affecting 15–20% of children under 7 years in the UK1 which can significantly impact on the [...]

Rare Food Allergies by Alex Gazzola

Alex Gazzola explores the problems and consequences of living with one or more allergies to usually non-reactive foods.  When it comes to food allergies and intolerances, most of the conversation, information and research focuses on gluten and the so-called top 14 allergens – principally milk, eggs, nuts, peanuts, soya, gluten-containing [...]

Hayfever – by Linda Gamlin

Once it was thought to be something of a joke, the affliction of posh people. Now millions suffer. Linda Gamlin explains why and offers practical advice for relieving it. Daffodils in flower just after Christmas and volleys of sneezing in early February – what’s the connection? The answer of course [...]

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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 £3 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.117 SUMMER 2016

Before you pack, read HOW TO KEEP YOUR ALLERGIES AT BAY WHILE ON HOLIDAY, learn which products help to beat dry skin, and more.

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Online clinic on skin conditions 2016

Irritable skin, a mysterious rash, spots and sores – are these, or others, the kind of skin problems you need an answer for? Perhaps you haven’t been getting it from your GP, or feel too embarrassed to ask. Well, now’s your chance to get some professional advice in a one-to-one on-line session.

From 1 – 30 September 2016 talkhealth will be teaming up with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Action Against Allergy, BAD, British Skin Foundation, Changing Faces, Psoriasis Shout Out®,  Skin Deep, The Psoriasis Association and Mölnlycke Health Care Ltd, manufacturers of Epaderm Cream and Epaderm Ointment, to present an Online clinic on skin conditions. http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/online

Clinical experts will be available to answer questions on issues surrounding eczema, sensitive and dry skin, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, scars and many other skin conditions. They include Consultant Dermatologists Dr Anton Alexandroff, University Hospitals of Leicester, Dr Jonathan Bowling, Oxford University Hospitals and Professor Christopher Griffiths, Manchester.

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