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Patient support charity Action Against Allergy has teamed up with NHS Choices and talkhealth to present an online forum for parents of children with food allergy and intolerance. Clinical experts in paediatric allergy from King’s College London Allergy Academy will be on call to advise you what to do if some of the common foods given to your child trigger a reaction, mild or severe.

If you’re already a member of any of the talkhealth sites you will automatically have access to the Forum for Parents of Allergic Children when it goes live. If you are not yet a member you can register to become a talkallergy member now.

In the meantime, here is the key date you’ll need to note …

18 – 25 February 2011 – you can post the questions that you would like our panel of experts to comment on and enter into discussions with the experts throughout the week.

We very much welcome and look forward to your contribution for all to benefit from, as we believe this will be a lively and informative event with a high participation.



Hi - I am Deborah, Founding Director and part of the talkhealth team. My blog is generally focused around my own personal story about weight loss, running, exercise and generally trying to get and stay fit, as well as what's been in the news that's topical. Any views expressed are my own.

3 Responses to Forum for Parents of Allergic Children – 18-25 February 2011

  1. Itchy allergy sufferer

    I just read on Twitter about your forum for parents with allergic children. What a fantastic idea – I would love to talk to an expert about my daughter’s food allergies. I will look forward to Friday.

  2. Hi,

    I’d love to know a bit more about what the panel thinks about the causes of Coeliac Disease (an auto-immune problem). My sister and I were diagnosed in our 30s yet we’re both keen to know if our children will be likely to develop it, or whether we had it from an early age or developed it later on in life. We didn’t have typical symptoms (we were both overweight, tired all the time and had allergic rhinitis and eczema). Without any obvious stomach problems.

    What can you advise for Coeliac parents?

    • Deborah Deborah_Mason

      Hi – thank you for your post. Coeliac Disease can be tricky to diagnose. It’s interesting that you had some symptoms of the disease but no stomach issues.

      I’m sure our panel of experts would be delighted to provide you with advice about the issues of being a parent with Coeliac disease. I will post your question in our forum for the experts to answer. If you wish to contribute yourself to the discussion just register by clicking here. You can also continue to view the discussion by clicking here.

      Thank you for your comment and it would be great if you could take part in the forum for parents with allergic children.

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