Archives for January 2014

(NOT) New peanut desensitisation treatment

Today the news about ‘groundbreaking’ peanut desensitisation featured widely on the radio and in the newspapers and it was heart warming to hear the story of Lena, who can now live without the fear of peanuts after her successful treatment and many other children who can now tolerate eating up to five peanuts every day! […]

Pruritus ani or itchy bum, labial eczema

We all have a bottom and private parts and those of us with eczema, psoriasis or a tendency towards sensitive skin may at some point in time experience pruritus ani and/or anal or labial eczema. Anyone can get this condition (although labial only gets the girls, obviously) although those with atopic skin, sensitive or dry […]

Is calcium propionate safe for gluten free baked goods?

Calcium propionate can be found in many gluten free baked goods and it may be the cause of many of migraine headaches. So what’s it included for? Is it really needed? E282 – Calcium propionate Calcium propionate “Occurs naturally in swiss cheese; prepared commercially from propionic acid. The propionates occur naturally in fermented foods, in […]

Emerade – the new adrenalin autoinjector

Emerade – Available from February 2014 A new Adrenaline Auto-injector now available in the UK; Emerade is now available on NHS prescription. You use it in much the same way as the Jext and Epipen by removing the safety cap, pressing to the outer thigh and holding in place for 5 seconds. However you’ll notice […]

Vote whatallergy in the Weblog Awards (Health category)

Right now here is a shameless plug for my humble little blog, voted in the top UK allergy blogs which is already pretty cool. Pretty please would you mind ever so voting for my blog in the Weblog awards? It is worth having a go. You can vote here: http://2014.bloggi.es/ But the snag is, you […]

Only 17% of people with allergies/coeliacs trust waiting staff

Damning results from a recent survey suggests that “Only 17% of allergy sufferers and coeliacs trust waiting staff to give them accurate information about allergens or gluten in the food they are serving.” A wake-up call to the food service industry, many of whom are only just now getting to grips with the new regulations […]

10 eczema secrets your doctor won’t tell you

Here, as a New Year’s present just for all you people out there with eczema, Why not download a totally free pdf ebook right now called “10 secrets doctors won’t tell you”. We’ve all come across advertisements for ‘eczema cures’ from companies selling products that will help you get rid of eczema forever, which anyone […]

Be thankful in 2014 – allergies can be a gift

Have you written any New Year’s resolutions yet this year? i.e. Get cured of allergies, eradicate eczema, eat out more without fear, world peace, get fit, write that book… Do you struggle to keep to them? Why not explore the idea of continually viewing life as a chance to change, to be better and to […]

Thank you and Happy New Year!

This is just a very short blog to say thank you to all of you have visited my humble blog and left comments and joined in discussions. It really does help to hear what you think, even if it’s a really short comment and you don’t have to agree with everything. Debates are healthy – […]