Living with Serious Allergies


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Guidance for Parents

Teaching Children How to Live with Food Allergies

Toddlers are taught not to touch a hot stove or to put small objects in their mouths. Likewise, it’s important to start teaching children as soon as possible about avoiding certain foods and knowing what to do if they eat something they react to.

Infant Weaning Guide

If a family member or your baby has a food allergy or eczema, you may have some additional concerns and questions about starting solid foods, including whether there is anything you can do to reduce the risk of your baby developing food allergies.

Training for Parents

Our online AllergyWise courses are the perfect way for parents to learn how to manage serious allergies in day-to-day life, recognise the signs and symptoms of a serious allergic reaction and know what to do in an emergency.

Watch our podcasts

How to use adrenaline auto-injectors with Dr Matt Doyle

Anaphylaxis can come on very quickly. As soon as you suspect anaphylaxis you must use one of your adrenaline auto-injectors (AAI) without delay. Don’t wait to see how bad it is, or whether it will get worse. If in doubt, use your AAI. Simon talks to Dr Matt Doyle about how to use the three different types of AAI, when to use them and what to do in an emergency.


Support for families with Dr Helen Evans-Howells

Dr Helen Evans-Howells developed an interest in allergies when her eldest son Ethan was born and developed milk and nut allergies. In order to ensure he received the best care she undertook a Master’s degree in Allergy at Southampton University. Helen understands first hand, how hard allergies can be for a family and now runs Dorset Allergy – a private clinic for adults and children in Bournemouth and Dorchester.

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