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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.

Recent News

Allergy Aware

Autumn Hay Fever? Read more….

0 Comments Posted On: September 2, 2016

Do you suffer from hay fever? Are you one of the many sufferers who thought you were out of the woods for another year? Yes, just when hay fever sufferers thought they were out of the woods for another year, a foreign pollen invasion is set to extend their misery during the autumn months. We […]

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Allergy Calendar

National Eczema Week

This event is running from: 17/09/2016 until 21/09/2016

National Eczema Week – if you are suffering or have any concerns about yourself or a family member, including babies and children, I can help  

Agatha Christie Festival – Torbay

This event is running from: 15/09/2016 until 15/09/2016

Celebrate 100 years of creativity The local Agatha Christie Festival  

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 .

Award Winning

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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