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When Is A Nut Not A Nut?

You may have heard it said that any food has the potential to cause an allergic reaction - and this is quite true. If you peruse the vast body of medical literature on food allergies, you will find cases published of anaphylaxis and allergy to foods rarely thought of as being triggers - including [...]

2019-10-15T11:42:07+00:00October 2019|Nuts|0 Comments

Coping With Feeding Difficulties In Children With Allergies

For parents of food allergic children mealtimes can be a daily problem. But a dose of expert knowledge can go a long way. At AAA:s invitation, Assistant Psychologist Lucy Spicer and Paediatric Dietitian Rebecca Brocklehurst, from the Children's Allergy Service, Evelina London Children's Hospital, took to the stage in the Learning Theatre of the [...]

Top Tips For Travelling With Eczema

Summer has arrived and while most people are thrilled by the concept of jetting off overseas, travelling can cause havoc for those with eczema and other skin conditions.       Despite living with severe eczema all her life, 27 year-old Camille Knowles has learnt to embrace travelling around the world. Here, she shares her [...]

2019-08-20T14:16:34+00:00August 2019|Eczema, Skin Allergies|0 Comments

Anaphylaxsis – a frigtening experience

Dr Polly James describes first steps in managing anxiety following anaphylaxis A crisis such as an anaphylactic reaction or a significant allergic reaction is traumatic for everyone and can bring additional challenges. Parents and children can be left feeling anxious and traumatised by the allergic reaction, by the memories of it and the fear of [...]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Histamine Intolerence: Dietary Approach to Management – Dr Janice Joneja Ph.D

The role of diet in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been debated for decades, so far without any consensus as to whether dietary components may be the cause, trigger, or merely an exacerbating factor in an existing condition in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  It is likely that any, or a combination of factors, could be [...]

Is Free From Skincare For You?

Many with allergies and sensitive skins will be only too aware of the difficulties of finding suitable, helpful and non-reactive cosmetics and toiletries. Could free from' skincare products - which are free from some of the many allergens or irritants often responsible for triggering sensitivities and reactions - be a help? Or is it [...]

The Facts About Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

Good advice from Kiran Tiwana, Paediatric Allergy Dietitian, Children's Allergy Service, St Thomas' Hospital, London. Cow's milk protein allergy is uncommon in adults with an estimated prevalence of approximately 1 adult in 200. (Woods RK et al 2002). It occurs when the body's immune system reacts to proteins found in milk. Allergic reactions can be immediate, so within [...]

Tips On Establishing A Healthier And Allergen Free Home

Maxima Skelton, founder-director of The Healthy House offers Tips on establishing a healthier and allergen free home. The very title is a bit of a misnomer I since everyone's allergies and sensitivities are so individual. However, we can offer some general guidelines which will help not only to reduce exposure to allergens but also [...]