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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  • Pollen problems: Increase in sick days for hay fever sufferers

    Hay fever is putting a strain not just on our sinuses, but on our economy as well. A study recently conducted by the Met office has found that hay fever costs the UK 29 m...

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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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  • Information about Surcare laundry range suitable for people living with allergies

    Information about how using Surcare, a non-biological, dermatology tested range of washing products for laundry, can help and benefit allergy sufferers.

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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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  • Become a Deeper Sleeper

    Sleep is an evolutionary and biological necessity, as well as one of life's great pleasures.

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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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  • Giving Allergenic Foods to Babies May Prevent Allergies

    A major new study into the effect of introducing allergenic foods into infants’ diets has found that giving babies small amounts of allergens such as peanut and eggs fr...

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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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  • New MI Allergy Resource Launched

    Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and other isothiazolinones are preservatives commonly found in cosmetics, wet wipes, household cleaning products, paints, varnishes, and air fr...

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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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  • Action Against Allergy Supports Two Innovative Programmes for Allergic Children

    Patient support charity Action Against Allergy (AAA) is funding two innovative allergy schemes to help children. Evelina London Children’s Hospital within Guy’s and S...

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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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