Archives for July 2014

How to crash your blog’s server – half a million hits!

First of all I would like to apologise to anyone who tried to access this blog on the evening of 29th July and the morning of 30th July. It appeared that whatallergy.com had been suspended. But why? I was worried. I was thinking I’d probably lost data, that I may have been hacked. You hear […]

Will there be gluten free beer at the Great British Beer Festival?

If you have coeliac disease or are allergic to wheat you will no doubt know that finding suitable beer is not easy, so you might not think that the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival would be a great night out. If you’re just wanting beer you might be right since my research has only uncovered […]

Allergens in the bedroom: How to control them

Life can be exceptionally annoying if one suffers from allergic reactions. A trip to a friend’s house becomes marred by an absurd amount of coughing and spluttering, insects are treated with a disdain more indicative of a far larger and more menacing animal, and warm summer walks require dark glasses and a whole box of […]

Natural, paraben free sunscreens for sensitive skin

It’s official, it’s hot and I hope you are all enjoying this fantastic British summer weather. However if you have sensitive skin the sun and sunscreen can cause irritation, rashes, hives and prickly heat. Many sun blocks contain parabens, perfume and ingredients which irritate sensitive skin and even products which claim to be hypoallergenic can […]

Can you be allergic to loom bands? Contain latex!

The latest craze to sweep across Britain’s playgrounds is loom bands and the kids love them – not so great if you or your child is allergic to latex though. Loom bands recently shot to fame after a lady sold a loom band dress made from thousands of the little loops for £170,100 plus £7 […]

Beware of disintegrating labels – allergen labelling

Now this is not a rant, I’m taking full blame for this latest ‘wheating’, but things went a bit wrong in the what allergy household when husband-who-was-trying-to-help offered to cook me some supper after I had just returned from doing the Waddesdon 5k run in sweltering heat one evening last week. The run was great […]

Struggling to stay cool in this heat? Hives? itchy skin?

It’s that time of year when the temparatures soar and we all reach for the sunscreen and scuttle to the shade. Well those of us with sensitive skin anyway but sometimes the heat is just too much and the hives begin to rise, the itching drives you insane and you just want to sit in […]

Where do you feel safe eating out? FreeFrom Eating out Awards 2014

Dear Gluten-free and FreeFrom Bloggers and everyone out there with allergies, food intolerances, coeliac disease and food sensitivities – where do you go when you want to eat out safely? Who do you trust? The FreeFrom Eating out Awards wants to know which places you love best. If you haven’t heard about the FreeFrom Eating […]

Allergy Show 2014 – My top twenty highlights

I feel like I am finally coming down from a massive Allergy Show high, so it’s time to collect my thoughts and share my top twenty . It was going to be a top ten but I had too many. It might end up being a top twenty because this year, the show rocked. It […]