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Marlene Hochstrasser is the Clinical Director of the Devon Allergy Clinic which was established in 2006. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse & Midwife & has a University Diploma in Allergy from Grenwich University with working links with Allergy UK & the Eczema Society. Her experience was further broadened whilst working as an Intensive Care Nurse at Guy’s Hospital, London. Marlene still maintains her clinical nursing expertise working as an intravenous parenteral nutrition nurse with patients in a home situation.

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Are you keeping your Allergies under control During the Christmas Holidays?

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  Are you keeping your Allergies under control During the Christmas Holidays? The Devon Allergy clinic has some helpful tips? Pass the tissues and antihistamine please it is the season for holiday allergies. Like unwanted gifts, sneezing and congestion arrive, making allergy sufferers miserable and wether it’s symptoms to food, pets, mould or House dust mites […]


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Allergy Calendar

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December Drop In Clinic

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The Devon Allergy Clinic are delighted to invite you to our December drop in clinic, we run this every Thursday and is a great way to discuss any kind of health related matters or concerns that you may have. We will handle your health with the strictest of confidence and care and will be able […]


Allergies &Food Hypersensitivities

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What is an Allergy and why it is such a misused word ?

Eons ago when man was developing a vast amount of parasites existed in our blood. This did us no good as a species but ourimmune system created a white mast cell to compensate. The reason for this cell was when it came across a parasite in the blood it degranulated or exploded releasing very irritant chemicals to kill the parasite. One of them is histamine hence we take antihistamine and because they are irritant and cause inflammation so we take steroids because they are anti-inflammatory .

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Intolerances & Digestive Disorders

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Intolerances are normally enzyme based such as lactose intolerance where the body is not making enough of the digestive enzyme lactase to break down the milk sugar lactose – a contributory cause to IBS.

Histamine intolerance is where the enzyme Diamine Oxydase is not produced to digest foods naturally high in histamine. I regularly see clients with rashes and itchy skin where this can be a major cause .

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