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Medical Reference related to allergies

  1. Living with a fish or shellfish allergy

    Fish allergy affects about 1 in 200 people, while shellfish allergy affects around 1 in 100 people.

  2. Latex allergies

    A latex allergy is an allergy to rubber or natural latex, often found in gloves used by health professionals, balloons, rubber bands and condoms.

  3. Allergic reaction causes

    An allergic reaction can be triggered by contact with any substance a person is allergic to, such as food, pollen or something else in the environment.

  4. Hayfever (allergic rhinitis)

    Hayfever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is condition in which people experience an allergic reaction to different types of pollen during the year.

  5. Allergy symptom diary

    Whether it is pollen in the summer or a type of food or food ingredient, keeping track of symptoms and triggers can help you prevent allergy attacks and help your doctor identify the best treatments for your allergy.

  6. Food allergy elimination diet

    A person suspected of having a food allergy or intolerance may be advised by a doctor to use a food elimination diet.

  7. Bee sting allergies: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    A bee sting is painful and irritating for several hours, but not too serious for most people. However, for around 1 in 150 children and 3 in 100 adults, a sting from a bee can trigger a serious allergic reaction, including anaphylactic shock.

  8. Can allergies trigger an asthma attack?

    An allergy can cause as asthma attack, sometimes in people who hadn't been diagnosed with asthma before.

  9. Allergy-free bedrooms

    We offer you tips for making your child’s bedroom allergy-free.

  10. Allergy organisations

    These resources can help you find more information and support so you can better tackle your allergies.

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