Save hundreds on prescriptions every year!

Since it’s National Allergy Awareness Week this one should save you money, OR make you feel better about how much you’re already saving! If you don’t have a prescription prepayment certificate yet then you should seriously consider getting one. I’ve had one for years and they are a godsend. They save me hundreds of pounds […]

Seven things you should know when using your asthma inhaler

This is a really quick blog about inhalers. If you’ve got asthma make sure you do these five things to stay safe and up-to-date with the latest thinking. I always learn something when I have an asthma review. Is your inhaler in date? – This might sound obvious but sometimes they can hang around in […]

Why ALL women with anaphylaxis should have an ultrasound

You might think I’m crazy, suggesting you go and get an ultrasound before requesting a repeat prescription of your adrenaline auto-injector but it’s very important for women to understand something about adrenaline injectors. They are not all the same. Some have shorter needles and some women’s thighs have more fat on them than others. Imagine […]

What’s in the allergic girl’s handbag?

What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin’s type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but there are so many things I have to take that I end up covering every […]

Help the Anaphylaxis Campaign make life-saving short film

The Anaphylaxis Campaign are making a film to help raise awareness of the stigmas surrounding anaphylaxis and encourage more young people to carry their adrenaline auto injector around with them at all times. A recent study proved that many were embarassed to have to take an injector, far too many didn’t carry theirs with them […]

Emerade adrenaline auto injectors are in stock

Social media and even the tabloid press have been covering news that some adrenaline auto injectors are having stock problems, some have even been out of stock, which is a big worry if yours has expired or even worse, you’ve just used your last one for a real anaphylactic reaction. Being without your life saving […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]