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Tagged: Asthma

Is coffee making me wheeze?

23Aug

The ‘itching palms and soles of feet’ saga continues after yesterday, my test coffee, made from fresh ground beans, initially seemed to not cause any reaction. By lunch time though I was rubbing my palms and wriggling my feet. The … Continue reading

  

Wheat allergy and the wheat harvest – house bound!

8Aug

Living opposite a wheat field during harvest time - wheat allergy

It’s harvest time. The wind is blowing in swirling sweeps and the sun is shining and I am inside with the windows closed. This is because I’m allergic to wheat or just the sheer amount of dust in the air. … Continue reading

  

Allergens in the bedroom: How to control them

28Jul

Dust mite allergens in the bedroom

Lurking in your bedroom, dust mites thrive in bedding, carpets, flooring and rugs Life can be exceptionally annoying if one suffers from allergic reactions. A trip to a friend’s house becomes marred by an absurd amount of coughing and spluttering, … Continue reading

  

The European Anaphylaxis Task Force – working for you!

11Jul

Interviewing Frans Timmermans of The Anaphylaxis Task Force

Before going to EAACI in June I had never even heard of the European Anaphylaxis Task Force but it does indeed exist and its aim is to establish a patient driven stakeholder platform across Europe. Frans Timmermans is the President … Continue reading

  

Five potential new allergy and eczema cures

22May

Hookworm - for allergies, eczema, immune system

If you’ve had allergies all your life no doubt you will have tried all sorts of whacky and wonderful cures, things that will change your life, solutions that will get rid you of all your allergies, amazing treatments that will … Continue reading

  

The Allergy UK Conference 2014 – My top 5

15May

Ruth Holroyd of What Allergy? at the Allergy UK Conference 2014 with Michael Merrett of Allergy Essex.

Last month I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Allergy UK Annual conference, the first one they have run but hopefully the first of many. The quality of speakers was excellent and I learnt so much my … Continue reading

  

Can you have immunotherapy if you have asthma?

19Mar

Dust mite

For years I’ve been trying to get a referral for immunotherapy for my hay fever and dust mite allergy but have been told that it’s not available, that I wouldn’t qualify because I have asthma etc. etc. OK… but my … Continue reading

  

A trip to the allergy clinic – what to expect!

10Mar

Allergy skin prick test

I look forward to my trips to the allergy clinic because I learn stuff every time, mainly about my skin and eczema because the specialist I see is a Dermatologist at Oxford Churchill Hospital. I am reminded I am not … Continue reading

  

The Damaging Desire to Compare Conditions

26Sep

When it comes to longstanding medical conditions that aren’t common knowledge, it can be a real pain to make yourself understood. Sometimes it’s tempting to liken your condition to one that is more well-known but I’ve found that sometimes it … Continue reading

  

The magical benefits of Salt for Asthma, COPD, Sinusitis and other respiratory and skin conditions

5Sep

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We are all familiar with the benefits of sea air and natural salt caves, but did you know that salt has also been used for over 200 years as a natural therapy for respiratory ailments and skin conditions? Salt therapy … Continue reading

  

Choosing the right floor for your allergies

31Jul

Choose the right floor for your allergies

Re-flooring your home can be great fun, and it’s a fantastic way to breathe fresh life into your living space. But while we’re on the subject of breathing, it’s also worth remembering the impact that a floor can have on … Continue reading

  

ilumi camping experience – alfesco curry on a camping stove

25Jul

Cooking ilumi on a camp stove

If you are struggling for holiday ideas that are safe for the food challenged why not try camping. You instantly avoid the dust problem, you can prepare your own food on a stove thus avoiding the eating out problem. Eating … Continue reading

  

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