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What’s in the allergic girl’s handbag?

What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin’s type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but there are so many things I have to take that I end up covering every […]

Perfumed sanitary products cause irritation to sensitive skin

Just a note of caution to the ladies out there, men you can all look away now. I’m talking about the dreaded monthlies. The builder’s are in. Stop reading now if you are a squeamish man who doesn’t do ladies problems and winces at the mere mention of ‘periods’. You have been warned… Not all […]

Rhassoul clay shampoo for dry, itchy eczema scalp

If you have eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin and/or a dry flaky scalp then you are probably familiar with the constant search for that perfect shampoo. The solution to all your dry itchy scalp woes and an end to all those embarrassing flaky bits of skin that look like dandruff. I’ve tried everything from coal tar […]

We need to see disabilities and allergies as normal

On 13th January Newsnight featured a segment on disabilities in acting and film making. The debate focused on criticism of the recent Stephen Hawking film, ‘The Theory of Everything’ where the lead part of Stephen is played by Eddie Redmayne. The complaints were about disabilities – how could Eddie, an able bodied healthy actor who […]

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the puddings (part four)

Eating out with multiple allergies is not easy. Puddings are something ‘normal’ people eat, not us allergy types. We are quite content with a sorbet, if it’s dairy free which increasingly they are not so always check. But we usually only get a fruit salad. I love fruit but when you’re surrounded by people having […]

How often should you shower if you have eczema or dry sensitive skin?

If you have eczema, psoriasis or dry and sensitive skin you will no doubt have discovered that frequent bathing and showing strips what moisture and oil your skin might have and leaves you feeling tight and dry and needing to moisturise all over again. So how often should you shower or bath? Over the years […]

Taste testing flax milk – totally freefrom plant milk

This week I’ve been testing 3-Omega-6 Flax milk which I really love. This dairy free flax drink is not only dairy free but also soya free, cholesterol free, GMO Free, lactose free and gluten free 3-Omega-6 Dairy-free Flax drink is also packed with calcium, vitamins K and D2 which are important to maintain healthy bones […]

Lush (not so lush) Dream Wash = skin irritation

I have used Lush dream wash before many times. I would say it was one of the few washes that I could use that didn’t irritate my skin, so either I’m now more sensitive or they’ve changed the recipe. I have NEVER been able to use Dream Cream however, which is the body lotion that […]

Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?

Thanks to my friend Andy for sharing this link to an article from the Guardian, “Is depression a kind of allergic reaction?”, which explores recent research and the views of many scientists who believe that depression is increasingly a result inflammation caused by the body’s immune system. The labels ‘depression‘ or ‘mental health‘ are still […]