Archives for January 2016

When the office buys you birthday cake you can’t eat…

It was my birthday this month. I always struggle with my birthday. I never want stuff. It’s just so soon after Christmas and I never want much for Christmas presents either. I’m a nightmare to buy for. Despite all this my family and friends came up trumps yet again with beautiful and thoughtful gifts like […]

Why I put on a stone in weight judging the FreeFrom Food Awards

I love this time of year and not just because it’s January and my birthday, it’s also the FreeFrom Food Awards judging week where I get to discover so many new #FreeFrom products and meet lots of lovely people from very varied backgrounds, jobs, tastes etc. This year I was judging Superfoods and Supplements, Store […]

Dermo steroid strips to heal nodular prurigo

This blog post seems a nonsense on the back of my fears about steroids, but having nodular prurigo can be infuriating. The little itchy, hard lumps itch so much you just have to tear off the top, and they bleed like an erupting volcano and I mean bleed, for AGES! All this means that they […]

Topical steroid addiction and withdrawal and what it means…

I’m addicted. There, I said it. I’m an addict and it’s all my fault. Well I didn’t know that the drugs I was prescribed would cause any long term problems at the time but it would seem topical steroids are a ticking time bomb. At first the steroids worked but over time higher and higher […]

Why does eczema skin itch and should you just stop scratching?

Anyone with eczema will know how impossibly draining living with constant itching can be. Just recently I’ve had a mini flare-up and some pretty insane itching. It happens around this time of year, without fail, but I think also I tried to go cold turkey with the steroids. I refused to give in, but as […]

1.5 million visitors to What Allergy in 2015!

Thank you all! What an awesome year! Happy New Year to you all, 2015 was a pretty busy year and this blog just continues to grow. Last year over 1.5 million people visited this blog. That’s awesome! People from 219 counties have visited this blog. That’s eye opening! The busiest day was last month with […]

Top 10 blog posts in 2015

It’s not quite all about cold sores, eczema etc It’s that time of year when we make resolutions and reflect on the challenges and achievements of the previous year. I did a bit of analysis on the most popular blog posts from last year and these are the top 10… whoops, there appear to be […]

Please vote for me in the UK Blog Awards 2016

Happy New Year people and thank you all for your support during 2015. I couldn’t do all this without you guys. Blogging can get very lonely when you don’t hear what people think, good or bad. You don’t always have to agree with me but only polite comments please. No rudeness or negativity allowed. I […]