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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.

Skin Prick Testing as a Cause of Food Allergy?

Could skin prick tests cause the allergies that they are designed to diagnose? Dr Janice Joneja believes that they could. The accurate diagnosis of food allergy and food intolerance is fraught with difficulties.  No single test can definitively identify the food components responsible for the clinical expression of an immunological or non-immunological reaction to a food.  In the end, [...]

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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.

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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Newsletter 121

NO.121 Winter 2017

Helping children face up to food allergy, some expert tips from Dr Polly James and Roisin Fitzsimons.

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Speak To A Specialist dots7

If you would like some expert help with managing your allergy, or suspect you may have one, or have a child with allergies, there is an opportunity to consult a medical specialist during the two weeks, February 5th to 16th.

Talkhealthpartnership, in partnership with Action Against Allergy and Anaphylaxis Campaign, is holding an online clinic on allergies throughout the fortnight. It enables you to post your question and get a direct personal response from one of the specialists taking part. They include adult allergy consultant Dr Chris Rutkowski, consultant dermatologists Dr Anton Alexandroff and Dr Faheem Latheef, and paediatric allergists Dr Dinkar Bakshi, Dr Sian Ludman and Dr Kate Swan.

You will also be able to view all the questions posted by others and answers they received from the experts; and It will remain viewable after the live fortnight.

This service is entirely free. To take part you only need to become a talkhealth member, which is also free. Visit the clinics page on http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/online_clinics/