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 […]

Copenhagen with allergies – planning a trip

I am going to Copenhagen as I’m attending the EAACI Allergy conference TOMORROW and so, I have been busy with the intricate planning which will enable me to travel there safely. More than 300 doctors and researchers from 40 different countries will attend the 33 edition of the annual congress of the European Academy of […]

The Allergy UK Conference 2014 – My top 5

Last month I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Allergy UK Annual conference, the first one they have run but hopefully the first of many. The quality of speakers was excellent and I learnt so much my poor brain was aching afterwards and my note pad is bursting with almost legible notes. […]

Delighted to hear that food allergy death is less likely than murder

We really can’t thank Dr Robert Boyle enough for sharing the amazing news that we, the allergic community, are far more likely to die at the hands of a murderer than from a fatal anaphylactic attack. I’m so pleased. I walk around perpetually terrified of murderers on every corner (NOT). Following me into restaurants, hiding […]

Raising awareness about allergies at the Houses of Parliament

Over a hundred people packed into the Attlee Suite at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 16th October to hear expert speakers discussing trends in the prevalence of allergic disease and the underlying causes, provision of clinical allergy services and comment on progress made since the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s report on […]

What happened at the Food Allergy & Intolerance Summit 2013 – part one

If you haven’t already heard of the Food & Drink Innovation Network (FDIN) and their Annual Food Allergy and Intolerance Summit it’s a two day conference aimed at grocery retail and food service companies who want to explore and realise the opportunities out there in the freefrom and gluten free market place. It’s a huge […]

Are allergies anything to do with your place among siblings?

Is there any truth in the belief that your place in the family could determine the likelihood of you having allergies, being tall, fat, neurotic etc. Are you the eldest child with allergies? Do your siblings have allergies too?

Lobbying MPs about the state of NHS allergy services in the UK

The NHS is groaning under the weight of patients with allergies but what if that figure should actually be far higher? How many people don’t get a diagnosis and stuggle on in silence, or worse? If we don’t all shout about the state of allergy services from the NHS nothing will ever change. I enjoyed lobbying MPs this week about allergies. Read on to find out more…

Late onset allergies, dermatitis and asthma in the elderly

Many a time I have heard the phrase, “They didn’t have allergies in my day!” Maybe they were not so common but they were about; Imagine having to revise your thinking drastically when you’re set in your ways. Why are older adults suddenly getting allergies? Has it happened to you?