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Review: The Complete Kid’s Allergy and Asthma Guide

This is a fantastic book written by paediatric allergy specialists at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (also known as Sick Kids). I start by saying that in case, like me, you don’t realise how good this book is when you … Continue reading

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Review: AeroChamber Plus Flow Vu with Mask

Four out of 10 – that’s the score my doctor gave me for my inhaler technique. Embarrassing, but apparently I’m not alone. In fact a study found that 86% of people use their asthma puffers incorrectly. One solution is a spacer device … Continue reading

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Balloons, Bees and Barbells

If, like most people, you think severe allergic reactions can only be caused by foods like nuts and peanuts, think again. All the ‘priority allergen‘ foods can cause equally serious reactions but anaphylaxis can have the following non-food causes too.

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Food Allergies: The VIP List

With all the publicity around peanut allergy you could be forgiven for thinking the legume-of-choice of circus elephants everywhere (peanuts) would be the only thing that causes serious allergic reactions. Not so. It is theoretically possible to be allergic to … Continue reading

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