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Anxiety and itching

17Aug

They tell you that eczema is caused by stress and there is some truth in that, but it’s not the only cause. There are so many triggers, including food, environmental factors, airborne allergens, soap, skincare products, heat, cold and I … Continue reading

  

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

  

2017 New Year Resolutions… taking control!

3Jan

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This year I’m going to get my focus back and find my caring side. For too long I’ve been in denial, that I already cut out so many things so why shouldn’t I indulge in freefrom processed foods as a … Continue reading

  

2016 eczema and allergy highlights

31Dec

smile and be thankful

It’s been a long year and in many ways a very challenging one but it’s easy to forget the highlights and focus on the negatives. I’m not sad to see the back of this year but I have a lot … Continue reading

  

Show your eczema scars, scabs and nodular prurigo

13Jun

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It doesn’t matter what your skin looks like. Don’t miss out on being spontaneous, feeling the sun on your skin and getting those white legs out this summer. Don’t be shy. Don’t hide away. Who cares what people say? I … Continue reading

  

1.5 million visitors to What Allergy in 2015!

7Jan

Thank you to all 1.5 million visitors who read this blog in 2015

Thank you all! What an awesome year! Happy New Year to you all, 2015 was a pretty busy year and this blog just continues to grow. Last year over 1.5 million people visited this blog. That’s awesome! People from 219 … Continue reading

  

The A word… on anaphylaxis, allergies

5May

The A Word - Living with allergies and anaphylaxis  #LivingInFear

After the flurry of blogs that filled Allergy Awareness Week last week, I am reflecting on why I write. There are many reasons, including to share stuff I’ve learnt, help others and as a therapy; the latter being very high … Continue reading

  

Freefrom highlights 2014 – living with multiple allergies

1Jan

Happy New year from everyone at What Allergy head quarters (that’ll be me then). 2014 has been an amazing year; I’ve learnt loads, not just about myself and my own allergic reactions but I continue to learn so much from … Continue reading

  

Be thankful in 2014 – allergies can be a gift

7Jan

Focus on the positive experiences and be thankful

Having allergies, eczema, asthma, food intolerances or coeliac disease CAN be a gift, though it might sometimes feel like a curse. If you write New Year’s resolutions every year and struggle to keep to them, why not explore the idea … Continue reading

  

Twenty tips to boost your immune system

12Dec

Garlic to boosh immune system

It’s that time of year again when colds, cold sores and flu can catch you out. You struggle on at work and as soon as you stop at the weekend it hits you. You rush around so much in these … Continue reading

  

Delighted to hear that food allergy death is less likely than murder

4Dec

Allergy death less likely than murder

We really can’t thank Dr Robert Boyle enough for sharing the amazing news that we, the allergic community, are far more likely to die at the hands of a murderer than from a fatal anaphylactic attack. Allergy death less likely … Continue reading

  

A funny story about having allergies – beware of the teaspoons…

24Nov

This is a true story which had me rolling on the floor laughing. One of my clients is based in Hemel and I love going into the office. They are really good at understanding that I have allergies and there … Continue reading

  

Cutting out processed food to help eczema, Day 4

18Nov

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Just a quick blog post today to say, it’s getting better. It’s slowly getting easier. Today I have had stewed apples with some porridge, chia seeds and pumpkin and sunflower seeds added, made with oat milk. No picture of this … Continue reading

  

Facial eczema and mirrors – a short poem

6Sep

If you have facial eczema mirrors are the enemy. Even reflective windows can show up your rosy visage in all it’s vivid horror. People with eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis have bad skin days AND bad hair days. Imagine that! Sometimes … Continue reading

  

Do you hate the term ‘allergy or eczema sufferer’?

6Aug

I am not an allergy sufferer, I just have a few allergies

A while ago a reader commented that the header on the What Allergy? blog website was very negative as it said, ‘For anyone suffering with food allergies and intolerances’. I realised then that I had been using the word ‘sufferer’ … Continue reading