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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 quality of life of both [...]

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 grains and sesame. With ‘free [...]

Eczema Education Programme

Innovative Schemes for Allergic Children Supported by Action Against Allergy - Guy’s and St. Thomas’s. The Eczema Education Programme, a pioneering approach to paediatric allergy care was begun some six years ago, at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s by Karina Jackson, Consultant Nurse, St John’s Institute of Dermatology. It provide important benefits to patients and [...]

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 is ‘climate change’, with the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T16:01:41+00:00 March 2016|Environmental Allergies, Hay Fever|0 Comments

Allergy Psychology Service

Innovative Schemes for Allergic Children Supported by Action Against Allergy - Evelina London Children's Hospital. The Children’s Allergy Service at Evelina London sees some 5,000 children and their families each year, many of whom suffer with stress, anxiety and feelings of social isolation due to their allergic conditions. The psychological impact of allergic disease [...]

By | 2016-12-12T13:16:25+00:00 February 2016|Innovative Schemes, News, Psychology|0 Comments

Titanium Sensitivity and Safety – by Alex Gazzola

It’s not an allergy which many people, including experts, have heard of, and yet for some, titanium – in the form of the colouring and UV absorber titanium dioxide – could be causing sensitivities and other problems. Alex Gazzola reports. Named after the Titans of Greek mythology, titanium is an extremely strong metal, highly resistant to corrosion, [...]

Chemical Allergen In Skin Care Products To Be Removed

Manufacturers of skin care products and toiletries are being advised to remove from products the chemical methylisothiazolinone (MIT), which has been used as an effective preservative since 2006, following a safety review, authorised in accordance with the European Cosmetic Products legislation. Since then, however, there have been steadily increasing concerns from dermatologists about the sharp [...]

Understanding Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome – by Dr Marie Wheeler

Understanding Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome – a potentially severe sensitivity affecting infants. Dr Marie Wheeler MB ChB,MRCP,DCH Many acute allergic reactions (which are called type 1 or IgE reactions) are fairly easy to spot with symptoms such as an urticarial (hive) rash, eye swelling (periorbital oedema), facial oedema (swelling) and a close temporal relationship [...]

The role of food in Nickel Allergy – by Janice Joneja

The role of food in NICKEL ALLERGY explained by Janice Joneja PhD, RD Food allergy caused by nickel was first suspected when dermatologists noticed that some people exhibited symptoms of dermatitis on skin surfaces that were not in contact with any known allergen. These dermatologists suspected that the allergenic source might be in something ingested [...]