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The Problem With So Many Allergy Specialists Is .......

Posted on 17th Oct 2014 by Marlene

The problem with so many Allergy specialists is…..

They use extra-ordinarily long words that quite frankly turn people off and make them think that the whole allergy thing is just too clever or complex for them.

For example any idea what Urticaria is? Or What about Angioedema? Exactly - some of you might but most reading this blog won't have a clue, so when allergy UK send out factsheets entitled Uticaria & Angioedema an awful lot of people just turn off.

The truth is that Uticaria is commonly known as nettle rash or hives, it is sometimes combined with swelling of various parts of the body (angioedema) - usually in the face, hands and feet.

If you suffer with any of the above why not come to see someone who can explain in detail what is going on without any of the gobbledy-gook?

Allergies and intolerances are a common part of everyday life and although a nuisance in the main they are nothing more than a nuisance although they can adversely affect our quality of life.

We have an interesting case at the moment with the manager of one of the clinics that I work from, he has allergies and intolerance's

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but on top of that he struggles to digest certain foods high in histamines such as kiwi fruit or strawberries - and unfortunately for him red wine….

We will keep you posted on his progress



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