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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]