Vlogging With Cold Urticaria: I Finally Saw An Allergist! (With Pictures)
19
February

Vlogging With Cold Urticaria: I Finally Saw An Allergist! (With Pictures)

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

And then she said “well some people do react to water” and um… [upbeat intro music] I finally have an allergist appointment. [gasp] I’ve only been waiting for 11 months. I shall read it out to you as has apparently become my thing when I get these things. Dear Mr Max Fisher… Good start. Here […]


Uncovering Allergy Testing: Part 1
23
December

Uncovering Allergy Testing: Part 1

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Allergists often say that history is the biggest determinant in diagnosing a patient’s allergies. However, specific allergy testing can also aid greatly in making the diagnosis There are three tests commonly used that look for allergies in different ways. For skin testing, a small syringe is filled with an individual allergen and injected under the […]


Did You Know – What May Prevent Allergies
21
October

Did You Know – What May Prevent Allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Did you know thumb sucking and nail-biting might prevent allergies? According to researchers at the Dunedin School of Medicine in New Zealand, children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may have a lower risk of developing allergies. The study was done to test the hygiene hypothesis: the idea that increased hygiene is responsible […]


My child has a Skin Prick Test to check for allergies
13
October

My child has a Skin Prick Test to check for allergies

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hi Sophie, I’m Kirsty, thanks for coming today to show us what happens when we have a Skin Prick Test. Why would anyone need this test? Doctors and nurses can ask for this test if people have asthma or eczema or problems with their ears or their nose or they have problems with food. And […]


How Food Allergies Are Tested

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Allergies can be tough. I know. I’ve got two children with multiple food allergies, environmental allergies, as well as asthma, eczema, and allergic rhinitis. And I bet if you’re watching this, you’ve probably got similar concerns with your kids too. This is one of a series of videos Mumsnet are making about allergies. So to […]


Penicillin Allergy: Evaluation and Testing
17
September

Penicillin Allergy: Evaluation and Testing

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Apparently when I was little, I was given penicillin and had terrible hives, and the pediatricians told my parents that if I was ever given it again, I would die. So my entire life I was told that if I ever took penicillin, it would kill me. Over 95% of people labelled as penicillin allergic […]