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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 travel with a medical condition

    While going on holiday can be a relaxing and rewarding experience, if you're travelling with a chronic or mental illness, it can be particularly stressful. However, with ...

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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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  • 10 simple & practical solutions for controlling your hay fever

    Hay fever affects 1 in 5 people in the UK and if you suffer from it, you’ll know that when your symptoms kick in it can really start to mess with your day! However,...

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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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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 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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    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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