Hay fever symptoms – is this the cure for pollen allergy? How to get immunotherapy jabs

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen – a fine powder that comes from plants, according to the NHS. Patients usually have a reaction to pollen if it comes into contact with their mouth, nose, eyes or throat. Hay fever symptoms can include watery eyes, loss of smell, headaches, and a blocked nose. The […]

Hay fever: One in six believe the common allergy problem is spread like a COLD

The forecaster urged sufferers to check pollen levels daily throughout the summer to help monitor their condition. Of 2,000 British people surveyed, 16 per cen thought hay fever could be passed from person to person. Around a fifth (21 per cent) did not realise a runny nose could be a symptom of hay fever and one in […]

‘I was like a balloon’: Amanda Barrie on the mystery allergy that could kill her

THE death of Diana, Princess of Wales, stunned the world but Amanda Barrie experienced such a severe reaction she ended up in hospital. On the night of Diana’s funeral in September 1997 the then Coronation Street actress was admitted with anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic response.

Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA’s scrutiny

A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the “world’s most rapid” allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA’s approval and will start telling you what you’re allergic to in as fast as five minutes next year. Abionic, the EPFL […]

Peanut allergy risk SLASHED if parents do THIS simple trick during infancy

Food allergies are when the body’s immune system reacts unusually when eating particular items, and having an aversion to peanuts is one of the most common types. Sufferers risk a runny nose, skin reactions, itching, digestive problems, tightening of the throat, and shortness of breath, if they consume the food. In some cases, consuming peanuts […]