Here is our Allergy News Roundup.
The top sections shows Press Report.
When you scroll down you’ll find treatment news and other articles we think are interesting!
Good news that the Covid vaccine is safe for those with allergies – while the allergic reactions have made the news, there have been very few reactions despite millions of doses being administered.
During the pandemic more and more small businesses have opened up in peoples homes. Understandable of course – but food safety is vital as is an understanding of the risk of cross contamination.
I think most of us presumed that Peanut allergy was the most dangerous for children, but recent research shows that dairy allergy is the cause of most allergy related deaths for children. We need more education about milk allergy, and the dangers of derivatives and cross contamination.
This is a great article for how to help your school cope with allergies. When Molly was in primary the school had a ‘kindness box’ which was a reward system for the kids. Sounds good except it was food based which caused no end of trouble as we were still trying to figure out what her allergies were!
More examples of schools not coping with allergies. It’s really not hard for professional caterers to produce lunch for kids with allergies. It’s an issue of ‘will’, not ability.
A terrible story, and another allergy death. Clear information and understanding is so key to dealing with life threatening allergies. Lactose free isn’t dairy free and isn’t safe for those with dairy allergy.
We aren’t eating out at the moment (obviously!), but its still disturbing that this report shows 20% of food sampled was contaminated with known allergens..
Gut bacteria continues to be at the forefront of research. Transplants look like an option for the future. We can only hope!
Article discusses the link between allergies and baby eczema.
Great video from the BBC
Another tragic death – Owen Carey – after eating a burger at Byron. We can only hope for change in the law to make eating out safe for everyone after the coroner ruled that staff mislead Mr Carey during the ordering process.
Sadly the hospitality industry doesn’t seem so keen to change;
More issues in the catering world – Nutella undeclared in Hot Chocolate. Considering how deadly nut allergies can be, this is a frightening error.
Glad to see the FSA looking into improved reporting of allergic reactions in restaurants, but we need to implement better reporting of, and tracking of, allergic reactions before more people die.
After the terrible death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse Pret have introduced full labelling
New treatment hope for those with severe asthma.
More advice about food introduction at a young age reducing allergies; this definitely seems to be the way advice is moving.
So immunology is a treatment, not a cure? Rats. Molly is having immunology treatment for hay fever. We are told she should be symptom free for a decade following three years of treatment.
New treatment options being explored for Eczema sufferers – interesting stuff! Targeting the cells that cause inflammation. More studies needed, but fingers crossed we have new treatment options in the future.
Very interesting post from Dr Adam Fox about the link between asthma and severe allergies
Another good reason for labelling!