Milk and peanut allergy patch – potential cure?

Could there be a cure for peanut and dairy allergy? Those of us with one or multiple allergies often dream of a world where our allergies could be cured forever but it’s a long way off. We all know that there are a myriad of tiny things that can help stabilise and improve life for […]

(NOT) New peanut desensitisation treatment

Today the news about ‘groundbreaking’ peanut desensitisation featured widely on the radio and in the newspapers and it was heart warming to hear the story of Lena, who can now live without the fear of peanuts after her successful treatment and many other children who can now tolerate eating up to five peanuts every day! […]

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…

Read my recent Twitterview with @nodairyoreggs

@Nodairyoreggs interviewed me on Twitter about why I set up my blog What allergy, what I’m trying to achieve, my dreams, hopes, fears and we discussed various things from school to immunotherapy.

Bring back immunotherapy for allergies!

Leonhard Noon and John Freeman pioneered immunotherapy treatment here in Britain a hundred years ago, yet it seems we learnt little from their success. Read on to find out more about immunotherapy and how it can cure some allergies.

Boy cured of allergy to dogs with immunotherapy

One lucky little boy from South Wales has been cured of his life threatening allergy to animal hair with an amazing new desensitisation treatment, literally with a hair of the dog cure! Sounds amazing? Find out more and read the Daily Mail article…

Egg intolerance cured!

I have successfully reintroduced egg into my diet and I’m loving it; I can now eat meringues, cakes made with eggs, crisps and biscuits including egg, and actual eggs themselves. Find out how I got on…

Will Brett be cured of his milk allergy?

Do you have a dairy allergy? Have you ever had anaphylaxis after eating or drinking dairy? Ever had to use your EpiPen and be rushed into A&E? If you have then you just have to watch this short video of Brett, a young boy from Boston in the US. Will he be cured after a long six months of desensitisation treatment? Click here to find out…

Avoid, reintroduce or desensitise – what’s the answer?

I’ve been reading more this week about the doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and their amazing trials to cure peanut allergy. But what is the answer? Should we avoid foods? Cure allergies with lengthy and complicated desensitisation treatment or slowly reintroduce foods naturally to avoid the problem in the first place?