A day in the life of an allergy nurse

Do you have an allergy nurse? Do you even have a specialist allergy consultant? I know many of us adults with life threatening allergies don’t. I myself have never managed to get that referral to an allergy specialist though I am very lucky to have been taken on my Dr John Reed, Dermatologist at Churchill […]

Top 10 allergy songs, because today I feel like singing

Today I feel like singing, so here, for your enjoyment and amusement is a selection of allergy related songs I found on YouTube. I managed to collect a whole top 10 allergy songs. If you feel like having a rant, if you feel that allergies suck and the whole world is against you, shrug your […]

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 […]

The ultimate freefrom advent calendar – no chocolate

I have a bugbear about Christmas at the moment and that is chocolate advent calendars. What is this obsession with chocolate or treat filled calendars? We never had these when I was a kid (showing my age there); instead we had the old fashioned card type with a picture on it with doors hidden, to […]

Lower quality of life in children with peanut allergy

Having allergies can be scary but you grow to learn to live with them, to grasp control of your life and get your own processes and checks in place to make sure you stay safe when shopping, eating out, snacking etc. It’s all about the preparationg and planning. And it does get easier with time, […]

How do you explain allergies to your small child?

Every child, mother and family is different and there are so many different ways to approach this but how do you teach your small child about their allergy, or yours if you have life threatening allergy yourself, in a helpful and positive way? Read on for some tips and details of a local support group about this very subject…