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About Us


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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Chelsea Flower Show – Low-Allergy Show

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RHS CHELSEA – LOW ALLERGY FLOWER GARDEN PROMISES RELIEF FOR HAY FEVER SUFFERERS Amongst the many world class gardens on view this week at RHS Chelsea 2016 is the Low Allergy Garden. Created & designed for the Royal College of Pathologists (RCP) the show gardens purpose is to provide helpful ideas for hay fever sufferers. […]

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Allergy Calendar

Free Drop in Clinics

This event is running from: 04/05/2016 until 04/05/2016

On the first Wednesday of every month we hold a free drop in session – an allergy and eczema clinic at the Jelly Bears Play Lounge, 23-24 Crossways Shopping Centre, Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BL from 10.30 am until 12 pm

Allergies &Food Hypersensitivities


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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Healthcare Pharmaceutical Awards 2015

Intolerances & Digestive Disorders


ntolerances are normally enzyme based.
Lactose intolerance.
Where we are not making enough of the Enzyme lactase to digest milk sugar lactose. Link to lactose intolerance page

Histamine intolerance.
Histamine Intolerance lacking the enzyme Diamine Oxydase to digest food naturally high in histamine. I regularly see clients with rashes and itchy skin where this can be a major cause . Link to histamine intolerance page
Digestive disorders

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