Allergies

It is estimated that one-third of the UK population will develop an allergy at some time in their lives1. Couple this with an incredible 50%2 of children having been diagnosed with one or more allergic conditions it is widely recognised that allergies in the UK are on the increase3. Most allergies are mild and merely unpleasant, but some have been linked to a variety of common and serious chronic respiratory illnesses such as the onset or worsening of asthma and possibly conjunctivitis as well as the development of sinusitis. This is as a result of the inflammation that occurs following an allergic reaction.

Whilst some allergic reactions can be severe, with correct management and education most can be controlled.

This website is designed to help answer questions and provide support for the sufferers and their carers.

 

  1. Allergy UK website – ‘Allergy statistics’ Mintel 2010.
  2. https://www.allergyuk.org/child-allergy-menu/child-allergy
  3. ‘Allergy the unmet need’ Royal collage of Physicians June 2003 page xiii.