Allergy Awareness Week: Allergies to Pet Dander and Pollen
Allergy Awareness Week (24th – 30th April) is run by Allergy UK, who organise a series of awareness weeks throughout the year. The aim of Allergy Awareness Week is to highlight the issues faced by those with allergies.
We spoke to The ID Band Company customer Allie, 32, to find out how she manages her allergies, and why she thinks it’s important to raise awareness. She suffers from two of the most common allergies, which have caused her to have severe allergic reactions.
“I think it’s good to raise awareness about allergies, and how they affect people’s day to day lives. It’s also important to know how we can help each other.
“Since I’ve developed my allergies, my friends and family have started making a conscious effort to minimise risks when I visit.”
Pancake Day is just around the corner but for those with food allergies and intolerances, it can make you feel excluded and difficult to accommodate for.
Traditional pancakes contain three main ingredients: flour, eggs and milk. These ingredients all have associated allergies and intolerances but there are alternatives available, so it can still be a fun day for children and adults alike.
Food allergies and intolerances are becoming more commonly known globally. New laws have just passed meaning that all restaurants and takeaways across Europe must now provide information about whether their foods contain any of the 14 main food allergies.
After a terrifying ordeal, Denise from Southampton is now a passionate advocate of allergy alert wristbands.
The mother of one had a nightmare experience when her three-year-old son Harry suffered the shocking effects of a steroid administered in hospital.
Little Harry suffers from seasonal asthma and is in hospital about twice a year with the condition. On a routine visit two months ago Harry was put on a nebuliser – a machine that creates a mist of medicine that’s breathed in through a mask.