It's not quite all about cold sores, eczema etc It's that time of year when we make resolutions and reflect on the challenges and achievements of the previous year. I did a bit of analysis on the most popular blog posts from last year and these are the top 10... whoops, there appear to be eleven, but let's keep them all in... Do’s and Don’ts for fighting cold sores How … [Read more...]
Our story – allergy and anaphylaxis – the first diagnosis – by Karen and Ian Connell
This is Ian and Karen's story, about how they discovered their little three year old daughter was allergic to nuts and getting that first anaphylaxis diagnosis... Ian tells the story about how something so simple as feeding the birds started the allergic reactions. Just feeding the birds In March 2014 my little girl JoJo and I were out in the garden feeding the birds, as … [Read more...]
The Allergy UK Conference 2014 – My top 5
Last month I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Allergy UK Annual conference, the first one they have run but hopefully the first of many. The quality of speakers was excellent and I learnt so much my poor brain was aching afterwards and my note pad is bursting with almost legible notes. It was an early start on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning but well worth the … [Read more...]
Sit still and stay calm! How important is this when having an allergic reaction?
It's Saturday morning and the list of chores is written. I am about to rush out with errands to complete and urgent supplies to purchase when I reach down and take a lovely gulp of tea but... panic, panic, it's the WRONG tea! My husband has real milk in his and I find myself standing in the middle of the kitchen clutching the WRONG mug! A gulp of tea from the wrong mug! I'm … [Read more...]
The day I used my EpiPen for the first time!
On a cold icy snowy afternoon in the winter of 2010 I used my EpiPen for the first time ever, whilst in the grip of a terrifying anaphylactic attack. Little did I know when I took this beautiful photograph that in a few hours I would be in A&E. I had been out for lunch with a friend and had what I felt to be a safe meal; smoked Salmon and scrambled eggs with brown … [Read more...]