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    Allergies centre

    An allergy is an abnormal reaction to a substance that would not normally cause such a reaction. Unfortunately, allergies are common and can affect anyone.  

    We’ll show you how simple changes in life can help you to combat your allergies and you’ll find a range of articles such as combating hay fever, food intolerances and allergies resulting from house dust mites.

    If you have a specific question, you can ask one of our experts or join in one of our regular live chats.

    • Food allergy

      Food allergy

      A food allergy is when the body's immune system reacts abnormally to specific foods.

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    • Combating hayfever

      Combating hayfever

      Sneezing, runny nose and itching eyes are just some of the irritating symptoms of hay fever.

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    • Allergies the facts

      Allergies the facts

      Find out more about symptoms, causes and treatment for many common allergies.

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    • Is food making you ill?

      Is food making you ill?

      True allergic reactions to food are actually far less common than most of us imagine.

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Know your allergy triggers

If you or your child suffers from allergies ...

Be sting aware

Some people are allergic to stings and the consequences can be very serious.

Problematic peanuts

Peanut allergies are the commonest cause of death from food allergies.

How to manage food allergies abroad

If you have a food allergy, going abroad may be daunting ...

Candidiasis, men

Thrush is a yeast infection caused by a fungus called Candida albicans.


Antihistamines are a type of medicine often used to treat a number of allergic health conditions.

Food allergy

A food allergy is when the body's immune system reacts unusually to specific foods.

Non-allergic rhinitis

Non-allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside of the nose that isn't caused by an allergy.