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Acute Urticaria

Patient UK

Acute urticaria is a condition where an itchy rash suddenly develops. The rash may be triggered by an allergy, or by another factor such as heat or exercise. In most cases the rash lasts 24-48 hours and is not serious. You may not require any treatme...

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Allergic Conjunctivitis

Patient UK

Allergic conjunctivitis causes red, watery, itchy eyes. The common cause is an allergy to pollen in the hay fever season. Other causes are less common such as allergies to house dust mite, cosmetics, and problems with contact lenses. Eye drops usuall...

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Allergic rhinitis

the NHS website

Allergic rhinitis is inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergen, such as pollen, dust, mould or certain animal danders. Allergic rhinitis often causes cold-like symptoms, such as sneezing, itchiness and a blocked or run...

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Allergies

the NHS website

An allergy is an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment. Most substances that cause allergies are not harmful and have no effect on people who are not allergic.

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Allergies

Patient UK

Allergies are the body's response to a substance called an allergen. Allergens themselves may not be harmful. However, in some people, things that are usually harmless can provoke a reaction. Allergic reactions vary and include many different symptom...

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Allergy testing

Lab Tests Online UK

Also known as: RAST test; allergy test The allergen-specific IgE antibody test is done to test for an allergy (a type I hypersensitivity) to a specific substance or substances when a patient presents with acute or chronic allergy-like ...

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Allergy Translation Cards - Food allergy

Allergy UK

The cards feature an allergy alert message, an emergency message and a message for use in restaurants to ensure that your food order is free from the particular allergen that causes your reaction. The cards are printed in English on one side a...

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Anaphylaxis

the NHS website

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can develop rapidly. It is also known as anaphylactic shock. Signs of anaphylaxis include breathing difficulties, feeling lightheaded or faint, changes to your skin (such ...

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Anaphylaxis

Patient UK

Anaphylaxis is an extreme form of allergic reaction. It can cause swelling of the lips and tongue, breathing problems, collapse and loss of consciousness. Anaphylaxis can cause death and is therefore a medical emergency. If you suspect someone is suf...

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Angio-odema

Patient UK

Episodes of angio-oedema cause swelling of deeper skin tissues, most commonly around the eyes and mouth. Sometimes the tongue and throat are affected which may affect breathing. Other parts of the body such as hands, feet and genital areas may be aff...

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Antihistamines

the NHS website

Antihistamines are a type of medicine often used to treat a number of allergic health conditions. These include: hay fever allergic rhinitis – inflammation of the nose caused by an allergic reaction to substances...

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Asthma UK (Website)

Asthma UK

Website containing information and advice about asthma and how to manage the condition. A range of publications are available to download in different languages.

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Chronic Urticaria

Patient UK

Chronic urticaria is a condition where an itchy rash persists on and off for six weeks or more. The cause of the rash is often not clear. Some people also develop swelling of the lips, tongue or other areas of the body from time to time. The symptoms...

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Coeliac disease

the NHS website

Coeliac disease, also known as celiac disease, is a common digestive condition where a person is intolerant (has an adverse reaction) to the protein gluten. If someone with coeliac disease is exposed to gluten, they may experience a wide range of sym...

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Coeliac Disease - An introduction to a Gluten Free Diet

Nutrition and Dietetic Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

Coeliac Disease is a life-long condition that, if untreated, will damage the lining of the small intestine. Nutrients in food are digested and absorbed into the body in a part of the digestive system called the small intestine. Gluten is a protein fo...

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Coeliac Disease - Dietary information during investigations for Coeliac disease

Nutrition and Dietetic Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

You are undergoing investigations for coeliac disease. This is a condition where the body is intolerant to the protein gluten which is found naturally in wheat, rye, and barley products. The investigations for coeliac disease can take several weeks t...

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Coeliac Disease tests

Lab Tests Online UK

Formal name: Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy Tests Coeliac disease tests are used to screen for and help diagnose coeliac disease and a few other gluten-sensitive conditions (such as dermatitis herpetiformis, a condition that causes an itc...

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Coeliac UK (Website)

Coeliac UK

Coeliac UK is the leading charity working for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). They offer a Helpline - 0845 305 2060 (which is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 10am - 4pm and Wednesday 11am - 4pm)....

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Food allergies and intolerances - what are they? (BDA)

British Dietetic Association

How common is food allergy? It is estimated that about 3% of adults and 6-8% of children suffer from a food allergy with 20% of the adult population 'thinking' that they have a food intolerance.

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Food allergy

the NHS website

A food allergy is when the body's immune system reacts abnormally to specific foods. Allergic reactions are often mild, but they can sometimes be very serious. In children, common food allergies include being allergic to milk and eggs. In adu...

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Food allergy and food intolerance testing... the truth about (BDA)

British Dietetic Association

This fact sheet looks at various tests available for diagnosing food allergy and intolerance and also discusses the scientific background behind them.

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Hair dye reactions

the NHS website

Many hair dyes contain ingredients that can irriate your skin or cause an allergic reaction. It's important to be aware of this risk, and know what to do. Reactions to hair dye are avoidable if you follow some simple safety advice. This page of...

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Hay Fever

Patient UK

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. Common treatments are an antihistamine nasal spray or medicine, and/or a steroid nasal spray.

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Hay Fever

Patient UK

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose, sneezing and itchy eyes. Common treatments are an antihistamine nasal spray or medicine, and/or a steroid nasal spray. Other treatments are...

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Hay fever

the NHS website

Hay fever is a type of allergic rhinitis caused by pollen or spores. Allergic rhinitis is a condition where an allergen (something that causes an allergic reaction) makes the inside of your nose inflamed (swollen). Hay fever affects the nose, sinuses...

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Heavy Metals

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Toxic Metals To screen for, detect, and monitor excessive exposure to specific heavy metals.

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Histamine

Lab Tests Online UK

To help confirm a diagnosis of anaphylaxis or symptomatic mastocytosis. However, due to the need for blood samples to be processed extremely quickly after the blood is taken, this test is rarely performed.

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Lactose Tolerance Tests

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Hydrogen Breath Test; Lactose Breath Test; Disaccharide Absorption Test; Oral Lactose Tolerance To help diagnose lactose intolerance in individuals who have difficulties digesting dairy products, or sometimes as part of...

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Living with allergies

the NHS website

A website that contains articles related to a range of allergies and ways to reduce the symptoms.

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Living with allergy

the NHS website

One in three Britons suffers from an allergy, and it’s got worse over the past 10 years. - Allergy: getting tested - Allergy in the home - Is it a food allergy or food intolerance - Take the food allergy test; Take this te...

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Nut Allergy

Patient UK

Nuts and peanuts can cause allergic reactions, which are sometimes severe. A severe reaction to nuts is called anaphylaxis and can be life-threatening. Symptoms often start quickly, within an hour of coming into contact with a nut, and sometimes with...

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Tryptase

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Mast Cell Tryptase; Alpha Tryptase; Beta Tryptase; Mature Tryptase Formal Name: Total Tryptase To help diagnose anaphylaxis, mastocytosis (too many mast cells), or mast cell activation syndrome

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