Guest blogpost by Jasmine Watson: What does lockdown-easing mean for allergy sufferers who eat out?

As lockdown rules begin to lift, and people venture out once more to cafes and restaurants, guest blogger Jasmine Watson from allergyabroad.com asks what allergy sufferers need to consider in this brave new world. Jasmine says: “Both my mum and I have an allergy to dairy and we’ve noticed that the new social distancing measures … Continue reading Guest blogpost by Jasmine Watson: What does lockdown-easing mean for allergy sufferers who eat out?

The coronavirus crisis has exposed the risks of underfunding our NHS, and children – including allergy children – will pay the price.

We got a letter today from my son’s allergy hospital to say that he had been discharged from their care, because of the unprecedented pressure they’re facing from the global pandemic. It’s undoubtedly the right decision.  The letter carries the same date as the Government’s announcement that the daily death toll had reached 980 people.  … Continue reading The coronavirus crisis has exposed the risks of underfunding our NHS, and children – including allergy children – will pay the price.

What if… muddy puddles were the answer to childhood anxiety?

We’re facing an epidemic of childhood and teen anxiety… but what if there’s a way to raise your kid so they avoid it? What if the answer is really simple? What if it’s… child’s play? Parents of kids with allergies are no strangers to anxiety – it’s a pretty stressful thing to have to check … Continue reading What if… muddy puddles were the answer to childhood anxiety?

Why the phrase “we take allergies very seriously” gives me the heebie-jeebies

The phrase “we take allergies very seriously” sets my teeth on edge. I suspect it’s a bit like “some of my best friends are gay” in that it's intended to sound impressive and reassuring, and like the person speaking isn’t being a nob at all, honest. But it’s followed by a silent “and that’s why … Continue reading Why the phrase “we take allergies very seriously” gives me the heebie-jeebies