What is Super Pollen and Thunder Fever?

Hayfever is a worry for many people around spring and summer time but what if I told you that things could be about to get much, much worse. Think pollen on steroids. Imagine all those pollen particles splitting and doubling their misery… it sounds like something from a hayfever horror story. And it’s real! I […]

20 things you can do to reduce hay fever symptoms

The recent coverage of seasonal tree pollen allergies on Countryfile Diaries was really good, but as is the usual thing with TV, you miss out on so much of the actual filming. You guys only get a snapshot. But I got so much information and learnt so much from the Shenagh Hume, the garden expert […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 of the strangest allergy cures from around the world

Just a little light relief for you today, with some allergy cures. I know, I know, we all get fed up with all the people we meet who have such great advice for us that will surely cure us for good. You know the types; try this reiki treatment, drink this aloe juice, take homeopathy […]

Indoor Allergies – Effective Natural Relief and Protection

Allergy UK Indoor Allergy Week – 20th -26th October 2014 The onset of the colder weather and the wilting of the flowers will come as a relief for the millions of Brits who have spent the summer battling with hayfever symptoms. But for so many more, the allergy battle is just getting started with approximately […]

Wheat allergy and the wheat harvest – house bound!

It’s harvest time. The wind is blowing in swirling sweeps and the sun is shining and I am inside with the windows closed. This is because I’m allergic to wheat or just the sheer amount of dust in the air. I’m quite glad it’s not as sunny today and most of the wheat has been […]

Copenhagen with allergies – holiday tips and eating out

Anyone with allergies or coeliac disease planning to visit Copenhagen or anywhere in Denmark should find it pleasantly surprising. There are quite a high number of people with allergies in Denmark and restaurants seemed very used to being asked to cater for allergies. Everywhere we went all the food was local, fresh and in-season so […]

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 […]