Can Local Honey Cure Allergies?

Does Local Honey cure Allergies? ay fever

Honey has a long, documented history of medicinal use and is considered to have miraculous healing properties.   There are many benefits attributed to honey, such as: immune boosting, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.  Honey also acts as a powerful antioxidant and is thought to contain carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumour properties. Historically, honey has been used topically to treat … [Read more...]

Top Tips For Surviving Pollen Allergies

Girl Wearing Pollen Mask

Winter is over and the sun is finally shining; the trees and flowers are in full bloom.  Sounds idyllic, but for hay fever and seasonal pollen allergy sufferers, this just marks the beginning of their misery and discomfort.  The last couple of years have been particularly arduous for hay fever sufferers. This year we've had a long and drawn out winter, and spring certainly hasn't sprung early. … [Read more...]

Fighting Pollen Allergies

Resized Lady In Filter Mask and Flower

It’s a wonderful morning and you can't wait to have your early morning  jog,  suddenly you feel that familiar itchy feeling in your nose.  Before you know it, you are off running and sneezing at the same time.  Sounds familiar?  The cause of this annoyance can be attributed to tiny natural irritants in the air. Pollen allergies (also known as Allergic Rhinitis and Hay Fever) are seasonal … [Read more...]

Types of Cold Urticaria

Types of Cold Urticaria - Featured Image

Imagine never being able to venture outdoors in freezing temperatures or have a nice ice cold drink  or a cooling dip in the sea on a scorching hot day?   These are just some of the issues that Cold Urticaria suffers have to endure. Most people have never heard of  this unusual allergy let alone know that there are in fact four different types of it. The four types of cold urticaria … [Read more...]

Do Allergy Free Dogs Exist?

Girl Hugging Labrador

As an animal lover it can be very upsetting to discover you are allergic to dogs. A paper published in the veterinary Record by Dr Jane Murray in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science at Bristol University, states that 39% of households in the UK own at least one dog and over 10.5 million dogs are owned in the UK. Having an allergy to dogs is relatively common and particularly so in … [Read more...]

Cold Urticaria

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Urticaria is more commonly known as hives or nettle rash and is characterized by itchy bumps and rashes developing on the skin.   Most people with allergies are familiar with hives that are brought on by eating or drinking something that they are allergic to. There is a less well known form of Urticaria which is cold induced and more commonly experienced in winter. What is cold urticaria? Put … [Read more...]

Allergy Friendly Hotel – Finding one isn’t easy!

Allergy Friendly Hotel Room

Finding an Allergy Friendly Hotel isn't easy!  When you suffer from allergies something as simple as choosing which hotel to stay in isn't always as easy as it may seem. Normal criteria for selecting a hotel is: Location Price Facilities Availability Our Criteria No Wool (carpets or blankets in room) No Pets Price Location Availability The Problem My daughter is … [Read more...]

Go Gluten Free in Copenhagen

Statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

Planning a trip to Copenhagen?  Do you require Gluten Free or Allergy Friendly foods?  Then you shouldn't struggle to find something to suit.  Hopefully, your trip will be more successful than ours! Last weekend my husband and I travelled to Copenhagen to combine seeing Take That in concert with a weekend break.  The trip was an extremely thoughtful Christmas present from my husband (much more … [Read more...]

Allergy Management

These days of increasing pollution levels mean that more and more people are becoming victims of a variety of allergens, which are the various substances that cause an allergic reaction. These can be anything from a certain type of food coloring to pet dander or even a certain chemical that is present in seafood. There are also more and more children being born with allergies, so there is an … [Read more...]

The Day my head swelled like a pumpkin!

Pumpkin Head

Let me set the scene... I was 21 years old and about to leave home for the first time.  My parents were on holiday in Florida and I was due to start my new job in Edinburgh the next day.  I packed up my little Ford Fiesta car with all my worldly belongings and set off on the 160 mile journey.  It was a lovely day, the sun was shining and everything was great. Edinburgh Here I come! I put my … [Read more...]