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Tagged: Childhood allergies

A day in the life of an allergy nurse

26Sep

Andrew Williams, Allergy Nurse at Guys & St Thomas's hospital

Do you have an allergy nurse? Do you even have a specialist allergy consultant? I know many of us adults with life threatening allergies don’t. I myself have never managed to get that referral to an allergy specialist though I … 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

  

The ultimate freefrom advent calendar – no chocolate

8Dec

The ultimate freefrom Calendar

I have a bugbear about Christmas at the moment and that is chocolate advent calendars. What is this obsession with chocolate or treat filled calendars? We never had these when I was a kid (showing my age there); instead we … Continue reading

  

Hazel nuts and country walks – nut allergy alert

25Aug

Hazel nuts picked on a country walk

This is something I had never ever considered as a danger. After all, I’m an adult, I won’t be picking up nuts from the floor so I’ll be fine, right? We are also not in the habit of holding hands, … Continue reading

  

Can you be allergic to loom bands? Contain latex!

25Jul

The latest craze to sweep across Britain’s playgrounds is loom bands, shooting to even higher fame after a lady sold a loom band dress made from thousands of the little loops for £170,100 plus £7 postage! Now that is insane! … Continue reading

  

28 things to ask your doctor to get an allergy referral

18Jun

QuestionMark

I recently found out about these guidance questions that you or your child might like to ask your healthcare professional in the NICE guidelines. They may or may not help and there are probably loads more questions one could ask, … Continue reading

  

How to Manage Your Children’s Food Allergies

21Mar

Pictured above: Stephanie Gatewood

Mother of two, Stephanie Gatewood, 43, from Virginia, US, knows only too well how stressful food allergies can be. Both of her children suffer with severe peanut allergies. She has a blog called Peanut Free Parenting and has written a … Continue reading

  

First time your allergic teenager eats out without you – letting go, slowly

19Feb

This is Alison’s story, a mother to three children, the oldest of whom is 13 and a half, and is anaphylactically allergic to tree nuts, ground nuts, sesame and lupin. He was diagnosed when he was 36 months after a … Continue reading

  

Living with Eosinophilic Disease – why non IgE responses need greater awareness

24Oct

The twins now - coping with Eosinophilic Disease

Just for a change as I’m sure you get bored with my voice on here all the time, here is a blog about Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) which I have to confess to knowing very little about. Here to entertain … Continue reading

  

Lower quality of life in children with peanut allergy

10Oct

Having allergies can be scary but you grow to learn to live with them, to grasp control of your life and get your own processes and checks in place to make sure you stay safe when shopping, eating out, snacking … Continue reading

  

Are allergies anything to do with your place among siblings?

5Sep

Me, my sister and my brother

“Are you a fat, tall, allergy-prone leader? Blame your siblings.” No this isn’t meant to be a provocative insult, it’s the promotional heading for an article in the New Scientist this month. “Chance inheritance: The subtle power of birth order” … Continue reading

  

Allergy Adventures story time and picnic in Wendover Woods – 31st August

11Jul

Allergy Adventures

Summer is finally here so with true British optimism the next What Allergy? Allergy Support Group, brought to you with the support of The Anaphylaxis Campaign is going to be story time in Wendover Woods on Saturday 31st August. I’m … Continue reading