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 […]

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 […]

Why comparing murder with anaphylaxis is pointless

Dr Robert Boyle can be heard talking about how you are more likely to be murdered than die from anaphylaxis on Inside Health which features adrenaline auto-injectors and their suitability for general use. Skip to minute 18:30 to listen to the interview. I have written about this before a while ago when Dr Boyle published […]

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 […]

Kissing eases eczema and allergy symptoms

You heard it here first! Kissing is good for you. Well we all know that, but kissing when you have eczema and allergies could be particularly beneficial! I love this piece of news, more proof that snogging is seriously underated and I can’t think of a much better treatment for eczema and allergies, can you? […]

Why my allergies make me a super being

One day you’ll look back and wish you’d had allergies like me because my immune system makes me super human. They give me the power to eradicate the common cold within hours and I never get ill (oh the irony… I will now won’t I?). My immune system is on fire – it is churning […]

Is depression an allergic reaction to inflammation?

Just a very quick blogette for you today. I saw this, which is actually not new news, it was reported in January this year but still merits attention. New research has discovered that some depression is caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation in the body. I have long suspected that this might be the […]

Our story – allergy and anaphylaxis – the first diagnosis – by Karen and Ian Connell

This is Ian and Karen’s story, about how they discovered their little three year old daughter was allergic to nuts and getting that first anaphylaxis diagnosis… Ian tells the story about how something so simple as feeding the birds started the allergic reactions. Just feeding the birds In March 2014 my little girl JoJo and […]

On not living in fear because no one should have to…

Nobody should be living in fear, it’s not a nice place to be. Believe me, I’ve been there. I have spent years too frightened to eat out. Scared people will laugh at me or think I’m a freak. Fearful that I will stand out, cause a fuss, be a pain in the allergic backside. But […]