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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 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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Be sting aware

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

How to manage food allergies abroad

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

Problematic peanuts

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

All you need to know about baby food allergies

Allergies are becoming more common every year.

How to make your office an allergy-free zone

Are you sensitive to dust, pollen and other allergens?

Is food making you ill?

True allergic reaction to food are not that common.

Itches, coughs, sneezes, rashes and sores

The start of summer is a good time to think about prevention and treatment of allergies.

7 steps to protect yourself from the effects of smog (Not just for asthmatics)

How smog can affect your health and what you can do to protect yourself.