Allergy / Intolerance

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has information leaflets on:

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Allergy UK

The leading medical charity for people with allergy

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Asthma and Allergy Information and Research (AAIR)

Includes information on nut allergy and anaphylaxis, house dust mite, hayfever, etc.

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Anaphylaxis Campaign

Thousands of people in the UK have life-threatening allergies. The condition is known as anaphylaxis. The Anaphylaxis Campaign was set up to help them.

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Guide to Allergies

Information PAGB who represents the manufacturers of over-the-counter medicines and food supplements in the United Kingdom.

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Food Allergy in Children and Young People

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals called.

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Medicine Guide for Allergic conditions

Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Medicine Guide for Allergic conditions of the eye

Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Medicine Guide for Food Allergy

Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Food allergy and intolerance

Information from the Food Standards Agency.

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Dietarycard

Dietarycard offers discreet, durable and highly professional cards in a number of languages explaining your dietary needs to waiters and chefs. The online service offers the translation of a card tailor-made to your personal requirements covering up to seven allergy/intolerance foods.

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Foodreactions.org

Includes information about Lactose Intolerance; Food Intolerance, Carbohydrate Intolerance; Alcohol Intolerance; Fructose Intolerance; Fructose Malabsorption; Gluten Intolerance (Coeliac); Non Coeliac Gluten Intolerance; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Pancreatitis; Baby Colitis; Food Allergy; Milk Allergy; Natural and Chemical Allergy; Food Additives.

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BBC Guide to Allergies

Clear, quality health information from the BBC including up-to-date information and useful advice. It's a one-stop-guide to everything you need to know about allergy and what it means to all allergy sufferers.

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Latex Allergy Support Group (LASG)

Raises awareness of latex allergy amongst the general public and, in particular, health care workers. Provides a national support network for those affected by latex allergy.

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Latex Allergies

Information from the Health and Safety executive.

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Histamine Intolerance Website

Aims to raise awareness of histamine intolerance (HIT) and be a growing source of information for those who suffer from the condition.

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What is Latex Allergy?

Information from the British Association of Dermatologists.

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Surrey Allergy Clinic

Information on a number of allergic conditions and therapy including: Hayfever, Rhinitis, Eczema, Urticaria, Food Allergy, Additive Intolerance, Immunotherapy, Complementary Medicine, Allergy Tests, Coeliac Disease, Allergy Clinics and other allergy links.

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Dietary Needs Direct

A one-stop food shop for allergy sufferers and people needing a gluten free diet with home delivery. There are over 150 everyday product options.

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Kidsaware

Nut Allergy Awareness Clothing and Accessories for Kids.

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Foodsmatter

An monthly support magazine for anyone suffering from a food allergy/intolerance or living on a restricted diet, whatever the cause. Articles, research & conference reports, human interest stories, recipes, new product reports and tastings, childrens' club and allergy agony aunt.

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Allergyaunt Restaurant Finder

Locate or Review a Restaurant based on its Allergy Friendliness. Simply enter the cusine, area, post code or any keyword to locate and review thousands of restaurants in the UK.

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SnugNights

Manufacture a range of waterproof mattress protectors including the best selling 'Allergon' range. Allergon mattress, pillow and duvet protectors are virtually undetectable in use yet are 100% waterproof and breathable. They are comfortable and may be beneficial to asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis sufferers.

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Yorktest Laboratories Ltd

Specialists in food intolerance testing. Their website gives extensive information on the range oftests on offer and how eliminating certain foods can lead to health improvements.

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Allergies

The British Lung Foundation provides information for people with lung related allergies.

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Dust Mites in your Home

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Food Intolerance

Factsheet from Core- (the working name of the Digestive Disorders Foundation).

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Allergy Clinic

Site giving lots of information on different kinds of allergies and food intolerance.

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Action Against Allergy

Support and information for those made chronically ill through different forms of allergy and to those who care for them.

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Allergies

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Food allergy

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Antihistamines

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Lactose intolerance

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Food allergy

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.