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Every May over 50 buildings and landmarks around the world light up in Teal Green to shine a light on living with serious food allergies. This year Ireland joined in for the first time! The ‘Turn it Teal’ movement started and run by food allergy mum Stephanie Lowe in 2014 in Ohio USA and thanks [...]

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A small study has been carried out in Poland to check the concentration of adrenaline after being left in a hot car. Official advice is to keep an EpiPen stored below 25 °C (77 °F) and do not expose it to extreme heat. Study Nine adult dose EpiPens were left in a car on a [...]

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What is anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that usually happens within minutes of exposure to an allergen. Researchers at Duke University have been investigating the process that causes anaphylaxis to happen so quickly. Mast Cells The symptoms of anaphylaxis are caused by mast cells. These are immune cells that can [...]

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You’re allergic to peanuts and you’ve just bitten into a chocolate that contains traces of peanuts. Your whole body breaks out in hives, your face and throat are swelling and tightening. You feel sick and dizzy and your breathing is wheezing and difficult. You’re experiencing an anaphylactic reaction. You take out your EpiPen and administer [...]

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Birthday parties and the Allergic Child With food allergies on the increase the world over, taking allergies into account when hosting a birthday party is becoming a more frequent challenge. Whether you are the parent of a food allergic child or you are hosting a party to which an allergic child is attending, with a [...]

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Adrenaline Nasal Spray Last June we wrote a blog about promising trials for an adrenaline intranasal spray. The trials showed that the bioavailability of adrenaline after taking it as a spray through the nose was similar to that after injection with an auto-injector. It also showed that adrenaline was absorbed quickly through the lining of [...]

The post New Technology for Anaphylaxis – Adrenaline Nasal Spray and Veta™ Smart Case & App appeared first on Allergy Lifestyle.

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a painful inflammation of the oesophagus. Unlike anaphylactic allergies which can be life threatening, eosinophilic esophagitis has low mortality but high morbidity. It’s symptoms are slow onset: Painful swallowing, reflux, stomach ache and even food becoming stuck in the oesophagus. Both types of allergies are triggered by certain foods, [...]

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Allergy Action Plan Template For anyone managing Anaphylaxis, the following organisations in relevant locations have published sample Anaphylaxis Action Plans   Ireland Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools Is an invaluable resource pack for schools produced in association with Anaphylaxis Ireland, The Asthma Society of Ireland, Diabetes Ireland and Brainwave. It covers the management of Anaphylaxis and [...]

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Adrenaline Intranasal Spray for Anaphylaxis Looks Promising in Early Trials INSYS Therapeutics new formulation for an adrenaline intranasal spray has begun testing. Currently, adrenaline is most commonly given as an injection delivered through an auto-injector. This nasal spray could be a needle free, non-invasive and easy to use alternative. The first trials for the spray [...]

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  Sending your child to summer camp can be worrying for any parent. For parents of kids with allergies or asthma, it’s even more worrying. It’s tough to keep the balance between keeping them safe and letting them participate freely. The good news is that more and more summer camps are becoming aware of what […]

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