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 […]

The Allergy Show – my top four funnys

I love the Allergy Show. Along with the FreeFrom Food Awards it’s one of the highlights of my year. It’s a chance to discover new products, meet new freefromers and network with old allergy chums. And it’s getting bigger and better every year. Here are some funny things that happened to me…

Dandelion tea for allergies, eczema and asthma

Another weed that you might find both tasty and good for your health and when you look at them closer they are actually quite beautiful, they are just a bit of a bully in the garden and very hard to control and get rid of. Before you yank your dandelions out eat them first!

Fresh nettle tea – for eczema and allergies

Whether nettle tea as a natural remedy for allergies works or not, who cares! Nettles grow everywhere, in glorious abundance and when made into a tea it tastes so amazing I’m going to have a special part of my garden, just for nettles (oh yeah, that would be just like normal then)

The buteyko breathing technique for asthma

Are you a mouth breather? Do you have asthma? Well this technique could really help by teaching you how to breath through your nose more and so help to control asthma, allergies and many other conditions…

Can you be allergic to cucumber?

Have you ever wondered whether you have a cucumber allergy? Do they make your lips tingle and give you a nasty wheezy feeling in your throat? Is this a true allergy and how common is cucumber allergy? Read on to find out more…

Meet the Director of the Allergy Show

Ever wondered how the Allergy Show came about? who organises it? what their aims, motivations, views etc. are Potentially life changing but potentially also a health and safety nightmare. I put some questions to Tom Treverton, Director of The Allergy and Free From Show

NHS eczema and allergy services – the postcode lottery

Just in my family the services received through the NHS for allergies and eczema are so vastly different. Do you get good or bad support from your local NHS doctor? Are you worried about the post code lottery NHS services?

Pycnogenol helps block histamine production

Could a simple plant extract help to reduce hay fever, allergic reactions and asthma? Studies into the potency and success of pycnogenol, a natural herb extract, seem to suggest it could do just that…