Countryfile diaries seasonal allergy special on 20th May

If you love nature but also want to find out how you can enjoy the Spring and Summer and embrace the outdoors whilst minimising the effects of your hay fever read on… Simple tasks like going for a walk, run or gardening when you have hay fever can become almost impossible during the hay fever […]

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 […]

What’s coming up for allergy awareness week?

This year Allergy Awareness Week runs from 20th to 26th April and there are loads of ways to get involved. I have been neglecting my blog these past few months (sorry!) but I’m easing myself back in. Circumstances outside my control left me with very few blogging brain cells left and not much time to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Always check food labels – Sainsbury’s prawn crackers contain milk!

Recently I ate some prawn crackers. I love prawn crackers. They are one of those snacks which I can often enjoy because prawn crackers are gluten, wheat and dairy free. Woo Hoo. They do contain fish and egg so are no good if you are allergic to these allergens but for me, they’re tasty and […]

Struggling to stay cool in this heat? Hives? itchy skin?

It’s that time of year when the temparatures soar and we all reach for the sunscreen and scuttle to the shade. Well those of us with sensitive skin anyway but sometimes the heat is just too much and the hives begin to rise, the itching drives you insane and you just want to sit in […]

Can you have immunotherapy if you have asthma?

For years I’ve been trying to get a referral for immunotherapy for my hay fever and dust mite allergy but have been told that it’s not available, that I wouldn’t qualify because I have asthma etc. etc. OK… but my dust allergy causes most of my asthma problems in the first place, if it was […]

Write an Anaphylaxis Allergy Action Plan

If you need to carry adrenalin for your allergies and have anaphylaxis then you should have an Action Plan written to remind you, your family and friends and also your child’s school teachers and carers, exactly what to do in case of emergency. Have you written yours?