Archives for June 2014

FeelFree gluten, dairy, egg and soya free pasta

This month I have been trying out the new gluten free pasta from FeelFree and I’ve been impressed. It’s made with corn so unfortunately not suitable for those of you with a corn sensitivity or allergy but that is all it contains. It’s just corn and water. So simple and yet it cooks really well […]

7,800 allergy experts at EAACI 2014 – event review

If you read my recent blogs about travelling to Copenhagen you may have noticed that I was attending the European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) congress as a journalist. It was almost like being famous, I got access to this lovely quiet air-conditioned room with desks, internet access, charging points, iced water and […]

Instant emergency support for anaphylaxis – Alert 5 app

Alert5 is a very clever new iPhone app which alerts your friends, family and colleagues and the emergency services of your exact location using the GPS signals sent by your phone. The message it sends will let them know you need help and they will know what that means. Once you’ve entered your personal details […]

30 tips to help you stop scratching eczema

Scratching is a horrible vicious cycle you cannot get out of when eczema gets bad. Here are some things that I’ve found have helped me to stop scratching, although stopping altogether is not always a realistic aim. If you are itchy, don’t beat yourself up that you scratch. It’s OK to scratch. Sometimes the itch […]

2 weeks to The Allergy Show 2014 and I’m speaking!

Only two weeks until The Allergy Show opens its doors once again. I usually look forward to it and plan to attend as many days as I can. This year however I am excited about the show but also a little daunted at having agreed to speak. That’s right. You heard me. I’m speaking this […]

Copenhagen with allergies – holiday tips and eating out

Anyone with allergies or coeliac disease planning to visit Copenhagen or anywhere in Denmark should find it pleasantly surprising. There are quite a high number of people with allergies in Denmark and restaurants seemed very used to being asked to cater for allergies. Everywhere we went all the food was local, fresh and in-season so […]

28 things to ask your doctor to get an allergy referral

I recently found out about these guidance questions that you or your child might like to ask your healthcare professional in the NICE guidelines. They may or may not help and there are probably loads more questions one could ask, but they’re a start. The first 12 in the list are from the NICE guidelines. […]

Copenhagen with allergies – planning a trip

I am going to Copenhagen as I’m attending the EAACI Allergy conference TOMORROW and so, I have been busy with the intricate planning which will enable me to travel there safely. More than 300 doctors and researchers from 40 different countries will attend the 33 edition of the annual congress of the European Academy of […]

Choosing a safe university for your allergic teenager

Thanks to Tiffany, we have an intimate insight into a parent’s worries and fears for their allergic child when they head off to university alone… “I want to say I’m not a ‘helicopter parent’ constantly hovering over their child, foreseeing every eventuality and preventing disaster… however here we find ourselves looking for a university a […]