Allergic to Melolin wound dressings

If you have a latex allergy the chances are you are also allergic to plasters. I have known about my allergy to sticky plasters for years and usually have a stock of the hypo allergenic plasters but when you get an injury that requires something more that just a plaster what can you use? I […]

Ten brilliant gift ideas for people with eczema, allergies

With only a few shopping days till Christmas this blog is a little late but you still have time. So what do you buy for someone who has to eat only special nut and dairy free chocolate, has sensitive skin and has to plan meals out with military precision? Buying chocolates and smellies needs a […]

Beware of flu vaccine if you have a latex allergy

Anyone who has asthma may be familiar with the invitation for a flu vaccine. If you are higher risk, ie. the elderly, unwell or people who have asthma or breathing problems there is a chance of complications if you do catch flu. Over the years I have had many flu jabs and haven’t actually had […]

Can you be allergic to loom bands? Contain latex!

The latest craze to sweep across Britain’s playgrounds is loom bands and the kids love them – not so great if you or your child is allergic to latex though. Loom bands recently shot to fame after a lady sold a loom band dress made from thousands of the little loops for £170,100 plus £7 […]

How to Manage Your Children’s Food Allergies

Mother of two, Stephanie Gatewood, 43, from Virginia, US, knows only too well how stressful food allergies can be. Both of her children suffer with severe peanut allergies. She has a blog called Peanut Free Parenting and has written a book called When Peanuts are Poison. Speaking about how her children’s severe peanut allergies affected […]

Root canal surgery and allergies – Six things you need to know

If you are having trouble with a tooth and are advised to have root canal surgery by your dentist you could need to worry about more than just the pain in your purse. If you have a latex allergy you need to make sure they don’t use anything that will make you ill e.g. the rubber dam and gutta percha. Research this well and speak in detail to your dentist before going ahead and good luck!

Shea butter for sensitive skin and eczema

Have you heard about the amazing benefits of shea butter for dry, sensitive skin and eczema? Worried it’s derived from a nut and might be allergenic? Read on for information about how unlikely it is to cause allergies and how I got on testing it…

Eleven things that could make you allergic to your clothes!

Getting unexplained rashes and can’t seem pinpoint where they’re coming from? There are a few things you could look into including washing powders, chemical coatings, latex, nickel and more. Read on for a real toxic pea souper…

5 tips for surviving house renovations with asthma and allergies

Having internal building work done to your house can be a very stressful business. Dust can and will get EVERYWHERE! So here are my top tips for avoiding asthma and allergies during house renovations and building work.