Recent shocking news that an ingredient in many high street over the counter cough medicines might be linked to anaphylaxis is worrying news for anyone who struggles with congestion, coughs and colds. This applies to all cough medicines that contain Pholcodine. Anyone who has used these cough syrups within the last year could be a risk. The Medicines and Healthcare … [Read more...]
Dairy allergic ate buttermilk by mistake!
Last month I ate buttermilk - And nothing happened... why is that? So what is buttermilk? Buttermilk is a fermented dairy milk product, it's when the milk is curdled and often has good bacteria added to it so that it is cultured. There is still milk protein left in buttermilk but perhaps slightly less than the original full fat milk used to make it. For more on … [Read more...]
Adrenaline auto injectors – are they out dated?
The current adrenaline auto injectors (AAI) are pretty big aren't they? Anyone who has tried to pack for a trip out will know, carrying two takes a sizeable bag. If you bring inhalers, antihistamines and other medication it's a large bag! "According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 200,000 cases of anaphylaxis occur each year in the United States. The World Allergy Organization … [Read more...]
Top 10 New Year resolutions for allergic people
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year? Here are a few ideas that could keep you safer with life threatening allergies! My New Year's resolution is to be prepared! It really does make living with allergies much easier; be prepared when eating out, going away, cooking at home, visiting friends, out shopping. Live your life to the full and enjoy it. Don’t sit … [Read more...]
2 million missing Christmas due to allergies
Food allergies and rising costs leave 2 million households without a traditional Christmas dinner! Research from Allergy UK today highlights how food allergies and the cost of living may prevent nearly 2 million2 households from enjoying traditional festive food favourites this year. This means a potential 4.8 million3 Brits will be settling down to their Christmas dinner … [Read more...]