Two of the most frequently visited sections of our website are the Factsheets and Knowledgebase pages. These pages are dedicated to informing those affected by severe allergies, as well as those looking after them.
If you’re looking for the essential and in-depth information on allergens and anaphylaxis, the Factsheets page has a collection of downloadable PDFs containing general advice and guidance. These Factsheets mainly focus on the 14 major allergens, and contain a huge amount of information on what to look out for and what can trigger a reaction. Two of the most visited pages are the most important general advice articles: Adrenaline and Anaphylaxis – The Facts. These two Factsheets contain everything you would need to know if you or you child has recently developed a severe allergy and have been prescribed adrenaline, including symptoms, emergency care and advice on how to manage your allergy.
The Knowledgebase is a collection of articles on shorter topics of which there is less scientific research. There are over 35 different articles listed on the Knowledgebase ranging from banana allergy, specific tree nut allergies to allergy testing. Our most recently updated articles have gained a huge amount of attention on our social channels – as allergies become more understood, more people are interested in finding out about them.
All of our Knowledgebase articles and Factsheets are produced to a strict standard. They are based on high quality evidence and are reviewed by medical experts and by members of the Anaphylaxis Campaign. At the end of each Factsheet, you will find a lengthy list of references – these medical journals are used to back up the information provided in the Factsheets, and are listed so that people can read further into their work in order to find out more about the topic. For our Knowledgebase articles, references are not listed but we will gladly supply details when requested.
We continuously welcome thoughts and feedback from our supporters. Once a Knowledgebase article or Factsheet has been updated, it is publicised on social media. This often triggers responses from followers, who inform us of their own personal experiences with that particular allergen. Furthermore, the thousands of enquiries we receive through the helpline each year help inform us of emerging topics within the allergy world, which in turn aids us in the production of new Factsheets and Knowledgebase articles.
As the number of people living with allergies and the number of previously undocumented allergens continue to rise, our information will be more needed than ever. Thanks to the increasing wealth of information provided by medical experts, we will be able to continue reviewing and expanding our Knowledgebase and Factsheets for another 25 years and beyond.
If you have any questions about our resources, please contact our Helpline at [email protected] or call 01252 542029.