Tagged: allergic reactions

10 tips for dealing with rage, fear and anxiety about your allergies

3Dec

Word cloud courtesy of Worditout

First of all, you are not alone. The first thing you need to do, if you have a diagnosis for a serious life threatening allergy is to arm yourself with all the information you can. Get the best help, get … Continue reading

  

What anaphylaxis feels like and how to live with the fear

20Nov

Anaphylaxis - Fear of using auto-injector

I could probably write a whole book about this and maybe I will, but for now this is more about a kind of therapy for me. In September I ate out in a cafe in America and had the worst … Continue reading

  

Don’t give up on me… I’m still here!

16Oct

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I feel so bad. I’ve been neglecting you all. But please rest assured I haven’t gone anywhere and I still have loads of plans for useful and helpul blogs all piling up just waiting to be written. Lots has been … Continue reading

  

Don’t give up on me… I’m still here!

16Oct

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I feel so bad. I’ve been neglecting you all. But please rest assured I haven’t gone anywhere and I still have loads of plans for useful and helpul blogs all piling up just waiting to be written. Lots has been … Continue reading

  

Seven things you should know when using your asthma inhaler

23Feb

This is a really quick blog about inhalers. If you’ve got asthma make sure you do these five things to stay safe and up-to-date with the latest thinking. I always learn something when I have an asthma review. Is your … Continue reading

  

Why comparing murder with anaphylaxis is pointless

22Oct

Allergy death less likely than murder

Dr Robert Boyle can be heard talking about how you are more likely to be murdered than die from anaphylaxis on Inside Health which features adrenaline auto-injectors and their suitability for general use. Skip to minute 18:30 to listen to … Continue reading

  

Why ALL women with anaphylaxis should have an ultrasound

12Oct

Me at the BSACI talking about needle length of adrenaline auto-injectors

You might think I’m crazy, suggesting you go and get an ultrasound before requesting a repeat prescription of your adrenaline auto-injector but it’s very important for women to understand something about adrenaline injectors. They are not all the same. Some … Continue reading

  

Kissing eases eczema and allergy symptoms

25Sep

Eczema cartoon

You heard it here first! Kissing is good for you. Well we all know that, but kissing when you have eczema and allergies could be particularly beneficial! I love this piece of news, more proof that snogging is seriously underated … Continue reading

  

Why my allergies make me a super being

29Jul

With trusty adrenaline by his side the allergy super being is indestructible

One day you’ll look back and wish you’d had allergies like me because my immune system makes me super human. They give me the power to eradicate the common cold within hours and I never get ill (oh the irony… … Continue reading

  

Is depression an allergic reaction to inflammation?

2Jul

Just a very quick blogette for you today. I saw this, which is actually not new news, it was reported in January this year but still merits attention. New research has discovered that some depression is caused by an allergic … Continue reading

  

Our story – allergy and anaphylaxis – the first diagnosis – by Karen and Ian Connell

23Jun

3 yo JoJo supporting Allergy UK - diagnosed anaphylactic to nuts

This is Ian and Karen’s story, about how they discovered their little three year old daughter was allergic to nuts and getting that first anaphylaxis diagnosis… Ian tells the story about how something so simple as feeding the birds started … Continue reading

  

On not living in fear because no one should have to…

25Apr

It's Allergy Awareness Week so I wanted to talk about living with fear

Nobody should be living in fear, it’s not a nice place to be. Believe me, I’ve been there. I have spent years too frightened to eat out. Scared people will laugh at me or think I’m a freak. Fearful that … Continue reading

  

What’s in the allergic girl’s handbag?

21Jan

What is in the Allergic Girl WhatAllergy's beautiful 100% leather satchel

What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin’s type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but … Continue reading

  

Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?

8Jan

Thanks to my friend Andy for sharing this link to an article from the Guardian, “Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?”, which explores recent research and the views of many scientists who believe that depression is increasingly a result … Continue reading

  

Not fussy, I just have allergies

7Dec

What gets me is those people who will say, “Steak WITH cheese sauce please. I can eat EVERYTHING.” They say this after I have ordered mine, checking they don’t ‘butter the steak’, requesting no sauce, and checking whether the mushrooms … Continue reading

  

Allergic to Chestnut – nut allergy or latex allergy?

28Nov

Nut, gluten, wheat, dairy, soya free chocolate sponge

Should you eat chestnuts if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy? I’ve researched and written about this before and chestnuts aren’t really nuts in the true sense so could be alright for some people with nut allergies, but … Continue reading

  

What Allergy? in Mail on Sunday – newspaper who brand us all paranoid

7Nov

Right you lot, I normally don’t recommend anyone to buy the Daily Mail in any form. If it was the only newspaper on the shelves I would probably walk on by hissing and spitting at it. I still haven’t quite … Continue reading

  

Always check food labels – Sainsbury’s prawn crackers contain milk!

28Oct

Marks & Spencers dairy free prawn crackers

Recently I ate some prawn crackers. I love prawn crackers. They are one of those snacks which I can often enjoy because prawn crackers are gluten, wheat and dairy free. Woo Hoo. They do contain fish and egg so are … Continue reading

  

How Protopic for eczema changed my life

15Sep

How Protopic healed my facial eczema

Protopic is an ointment for treating eczema but it’s not a steroid, instead it is an immunosuppressant containing Tacrolimus, so it doesn’t have the negative side effects that even weak steroids have like thinning of the skin and steroid withdrawal … Continue reading

  

Help the Anaphylaxis Campaign make life-saving short film

28Aug

Anaphylaxis Campaign Logo

The Anaphylaxis Campaign are making a film to help raise awareness of the stigmas surrounding anaphylaxis and encourage more young people to carry their adrenaline auto injector around with them at all times. A recent study proved that many were … Continue reading

  

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