Articles

This section contains articles about allergies and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

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  • How to establish a healthier, allergen-free home

    Maxima Skelton, founder-director of The Healthy House, offers some tips on creating a healthier and allergen-free home in her comprehensive article on Action against Alle...

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    EPD - Enzyme potentiated desensitisation

    Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation (EPD) is a form of Immunotherapy (a form of treatment which involves introducing you to small amounts of the substance which you are al...

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  • Choosing the right laundry products can help in managing allergies

    The enzymes present in a large proportion of washing powders and tablets are used to digest proteins and fats and remove stains. Any fabrics washed with biological produc...

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    Eye allergy including conjunctivitis information

    Conjunctivitis is a medical term used to describe redness and inflammation of the eye. There are three main types of conjunctivitis; infective, allergic and irritant conj...

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  • Could ‘free from’ skincare products be good for you?

    If you suffer from any of the many allergens or irritants that are responsible for triggering sensitivities and reactions then maybe ‘free from’ skincare prod...

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    Chemical sensitivity

    Chemical sensitivity refers to an abnormal bodily response to chemicals in the environment. A sensitivity to chemicals has become an increasing problem in recent years a...

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  • Life-changing peanut allergy study improves tolerance in children 100-fold

    New research has found that children with a severe peanut allergy can significantly build up their resistance over time. The Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Study of AR...

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    Information on testing for allergies

    Allergy testing can be done both privately and through the NHS and the type of test that is carried out will depend upon your symptoms or the condition of your skin. The ...

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  • Action Against Allergy calls for tighter regulations

    The charity Action Against Allergy (AAA), which campaigns for better food labelling on products, has stepped up its call for regulations covering the supply of meals or r...

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    Sulphite allergy

    Sulphites are preservatives used in the production of some food and drinks and in the UK sulphites are now considered one of the twelve potential allergens.

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  • Myths Concerning Food Allergies - Part 1

    talkhealth talks to Dr Adam Fox about myths concerning food allergies. Dr Fox talks about skin prick blood tests and how to ensure an allergic child has all the vitamins ...

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    Nut and Peanut Allergy Information

    The most common food allergy in adults and children is an allergy to peanuts and tree nuts (such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, macadamias, brazils and ...

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