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You might be living with serious allergies, but they shouldn’t control or limit your life or dominate your thoughts. Much of the risk and associated anxiety can be managed by being prepared in advance for challenges you may face in different situations.
At Anaphylaxis UK we want to support you to live a safe, free and full life, just like everyone else. This section of our website can help you pre-empt and plan for different experiences, including travel and eating out, and changing life stages such as university and starting work.
Shopping & Preparing FoodThere are precautions you can take while shopping or preparing food at home to ensure food safety
Eating OutWe’ve put together some tips and advice to help you eat out safely and confidently.
Allergens in the WorkplaceUse this guide for employers and employees so that people with allergies can be safe at work.
TravellingFollow our top tips and be as prepared as possible to ensure you can stay safe and confident while travelling.
Going to UniversityHeading to university is an exciting time, but you might come across new challenges if you have serious allergies.
Ordering takeaway foodIf you have a food allergy, it is important to take extra precautions when ordering takeaway food that you will be collecting or having delivered
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.
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.
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.
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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