Archives for November 2014

Allergic to Chestnut – nut allergy or latex allergy?

Should you eat chestnuts if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy? I’ve researched and written about this before and chestnuts aren’t really nuts in the true sense so could be alright for some people with nut allergies, but as we all know, it’s never that simple. I’ve eaten chestnut before, by mistake, a […]

Beware of flu vaccine if you have a latex allergy

Anyone who has asthma may be familiar with the invitation for a flu vaccine. If you are higher risk, ie. the elderly, unwell or people who have asthma or breathing problems there is a chance of complications if you do catch flu. Over the years I have had many flu jabs and haven’t actually had […]

What Allergy nominated for UK Blog Awards – vote before 1st December

I know, I know, you’re already fed up with my bleating on about winning the Best FreeFrom Blogger Award (I am really rather proud of that), but I have also been accepted into the UK Blog Awards 2015 which is massive. I had to fill in a long form and say why I thought What […]

Protopic addiction – can’t reduce the dose

I think I’m addicted to Protopic. There, I’ve said it. I am trying to cut back my does but I can’t. I daren’t. Life is just so good now since I discovered that I just cannot let go. No, I can’t. Is this addiction? I’ve been using Protopic now since July this year so not […]

What allergy wins Free From People’s Choice Award

Well yesterday I got some VERY amazing news. Thanks to all of you for voting for What allergy? in the Foods You Can FreeFrom People’s Choice Awards 2014, I actually WON the Best FreeFrom Blogger Award for 2014. The best free from blogger award was part of the Foods You Can Free From People’s Choice […]

What Allergy? in Mail on Sunday – newspaper who brand us all paranoid

Right you lot, I normally don’t recommend anyone to buy the Daily Mail in any form. If it was the only newspaper on the shelves I would probably walk on by hissing and spitting at it. But this weekend my blog is in it! Woo Hoo. I still haven’t quite got over the ‘woman is […]

Hidden milk and lactic acid in salami meat

Salami is meat, right? It shouldn’t have milk in it. To find out whether it might it helps to understand how it’s made. It involves making a paste of meat, generally pork and beef. Then salt, spices etc. are added and lots of fat too. The following bits of the process are probably the reasons […]

Ordering a gluten free meal on a BA flight – rubbish!

This is a hot topic in the allergy world, flying with allergies. I have a very interesting blog here from my friend Jaqui who recently flew to the good-ol-US-of-A for a holiday of a lifetime. She asked me for advice about the trip, where to go when she got there for gluten free food and […]

We’ve had 2 million views – thank you all!

Incredible news, hot off the press. This is just a short blog post because I think it’s pretty cool. You and over two million other allergy and eczema people have read this blog. WOW! Over Two Million people have visiting whatallergy.com… in total, over all time. Not in one day. Whoah! Now that would get […]