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...]

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...]

Allergies Suck! How having an allergy can impact your life

Girl crying because she has allergies

When you suffer from allergies or live with someone who does, you soon come to realise that they can impact almost every aspect of  how you lead your day-to-day life.  Managing your allergies becomes a very important part of your life. The following list is what immediately comes to mind when thinking of how allergies can impact your life: Lack of spontaneity You can't just do things on … [Read more...]

Molluscum Contagiosum

Close up of Molluscum Contagiosum on back

This post isn't about allergies, it's about a really horrible virus called Molluscum Contagiosum, which spreads by a process called autoinoculation, and how it affected my daughter.   Molluscum Contagiosum is a fairly common childhood virus that affects around 1 in 6 children between the ages of 1-10. We eventually reached our wits end with this condition so I am posting this information in the … [Read more...]

How Many Allergies?

Girls with Allergies and Food Intolerances looking happy and healthy in garden

Our allergies include the following: Penicillin Cats Dogs Horses Wool Tree Pollen Grass Pollen Plasters and Adhesive Lactose Intolerance Having Ears Pierced! Still trying to pinpoint chemical allergy (problems after coming into contact with new sofa bed) Apple Cider Vinegar Gloss Paint Fumes Have grown out of the following: Egg Allergy (severe) Citric Acid … [Read more...]

The start of my allergy journey – Where it all began

Allergic Baby on her christening day

My journey into a life with allergies started in October 1999 with the arrival of my first child.  My daughter arrived into the world by emergency c-section, twelve days overdue and weighing a healthy 9lbs and 3oz. Pregnancy did not agree with me, I spent the whole pregnancy from 6 weeks onwards feeling sick and vomiting.  I ate as healthily as I possibly could, even forcing myself to eat … [Read more...]