Allergy

Food intolerance vs allergy

According to the NHS the number of people who believe they have a food intolerance has risen dramatically over recent years. And to muddy the waters even further, some claim to have a food allergy, when what they really mean is they have a food intolerance. So how can you tell the difference between the two?

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Allergy

Anaphylaxis: what should you do?

Extreme allergic reactions – called anaphylaxis – aren’t common. But according to the online medical resource Patient, it’s estimated there are between one and three cases in every 10,000 people each year in the UK.

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Allergy

Five myths about hay fever

The hay fever season is already well under way this year, with many people affected by symptoms such as sneezing, itchy or watery eyes and a runny, itchy or blocked nose.

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Allergy

How to keep skin itch free this summer

Summer may be the ideal time to show off your skin – but not if it’s itchy, red and inflamed. Here’s a quick guide to keeping your skin itch free while the weather’s hot…

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Food Allergy Self-Assessment

Use this tool to find out if you may have an allergy or intolerance to food.

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Allergy

Drivers warned of hay fever risks

As the pollen count rises, drivers with hay fever are being urged to be more aware of how their condition may affect them. According to health charity Allergy UK, one in three people in the UK has hay fever, many of whom get behind the wheel with a runny nose, itchy eyes and constant sneezing.

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Allergy

It’s time to take allergy seriously

A report by leading charity Allergy UK to mark Allergy Awareness Week suggests there is still a serious lack of awareness about allergies among the general public, with almost half of those who have an allergy believing they’re not taken seriously.

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Benadryl Allergy Children's 1 mg/ml oral solution (70ml)

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Allergy

Spring clean your meds

Whenever the season changes from winter to spring it’s an ideal time for many of us to clear out lots of clutter and generally give our homes a thorough cleaning.

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Allergy

Keep asthma at bay this summer

With Breathe Easy Week starting on June 16, here’s a look at how the weather at this time of year can affect people who have asthma

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Allergy

How to survive hay fever season

According to the NHS, hay fever affects up to one in five people at some point in their life. Here’s our seven-step guide to what you need to know if you’re affected

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Allergy

What do you need to know about hay fever and allergy

Pharmacist Arif Vardalia from Coyle Chemist in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, has the answers to common questions about keeping the symptoms of hay fever and other forms of allergic rhinitis under control

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