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Recent Feedback

It is alwHappy to helpays great to get feedback at the Devon Allergy Clinic – and here are a couple of notes received this week:

I just wanted to say thank you for the advice you gave me on Friday, I have been doing some reading and am going to start the diet when I get back from London next week. As you said it was a very steep learning curve about the amount of simple things that have loads of ingredients in. I have one question, is Fructose ok with my intolerance to sugar and sweetners. I am also interested in coming back for a re test at the end of the two months so I will be in touch nearer the time to arrange that.

Many thanks for your help and guidance

BG, Torbay


I would like to update you on this  young child’s health since we saw you at my home.

Firstly his health improved dramatically.  His itchy, sore eye cleared immediately and the sneezing and excess mucus also improved. Also the eczema completely cleared up.

It was extremely difficult to restrict certain foods in his diet as he already has some anxiety around food and eating.

I have been buying almond and coconut milk and free from foods to send home with him after his stay with us and he is still taking gut buddies in his juice.

His symptoms have stayed away apart from the eczema which came back this week and I think maybe linked to the use of biological washing powder, so I will be sending some Fairy washing gel home with him along with the food packages..

As for my health, I did very well with the detox, lost 7lbs, was enjoying cooking lots of healthy meals and was generally feeling great, I even noticed less stiff, achey joints.  

Then came our holiday!  I completely lost my way, put most of the weight back on and got back into a cycle of eating all the wrong foods and having food cravings.  As a result I have been plagued with terrible skin again and extremely itchy, sore eyes.

Lessons learned and I am back on track. I would like to order some more Probotics Max, Sporegone and Digestive Aids please

HS, Torbay

For more advice about any kind of allergies, contact me for an informal chat


BSACI Paediatric Allergy Training Day

Recent Training Day in Paediatric Allergy

I have just attended a practical paediatric allergy study day in Barnstable . Hosted by BSACI. Paediatric consultants from Barnstable, Truro, Bristol, Exeter, Leicester and Torquay gave excellent talks on their subjects .  Especially  the  non IgE food allergy presentation  by Dr Simon Bedwani.  Most of my patients are  non IgE . All of the speakers agreed that Allergy has increased by up to 50% over the years.  So if IgE allergic response has increased so has non IgE .  Judging by my clinic base  even more so . A  discussion between Dr Bedwani and Dr  Karen Davis consultant dermatologist was very welcome they both agreed more liaison and referral for patients with eczema would be of benefit to the patient.

Photo: Preparing for presentation by dr Stiefel on active management of milk egg and peanut allergy. So very informative. This talk is very relevant to my practice.

An update by Dr Sian Ludman on the LEAP,  EAT and now the BEEP study into peanut allergy . Very relevant topical not just for peanuts but to possibly desensitise for other potential allergens . Exciting times.

The practical sessions where interactive including all of the delegates participating.

Types of creams  and how to apply them . Always important to update skills.

Adrenaline Auto-injectors.  All practicing thank goodness they where dummies.

Skin prick tests.

Again updating techniques  and testing ourselves. The histamine control can really itch .

Testing infant formula .  The smell and the taste no wonder some babies have difficulties feeding.

If you have concerns about infant allergies or any other queries relating to this contact me here

  • Group photo of how to use auto injectors
  • Preparing for skin prick testing
  • Blind testing of infant formula used for cows milk allergy

Monthly drop in Clinics – Free – Torbay

Two Devon based health professionals have joined forces to provide a resource that could help you take back control of your health.

Marlene Hochstrasser is the Clinical Director of the Devon Allergy Clinic. Last year the clinic was awarded Allergy Clinic of the Year Devon13603520_1082521668484694_6293178328901200362_o and Recognised Leader in Intolerances and Digestive Disorders UK.  She qualified as a Registered General Nurse and Midwife and also has a University Diploma in Allergy from Grenwich University and has working links with Allergy UK and the Eczema Society.

Julie Harrison founder of Improve Your Health, a successful health consultancy helps and guides anyone wanting to make powerful and effective changes to diet and lifestyle. She is also the author of ‘From Cancer to Clear’ and ‘Deliciously Healthy’.

On the first Thursday of the month they are holding a free drop in clinic at The Aztec Bistro, Carton Hotel in Torquay (part of the TLH Group), TQ2 5HS, from 10 am until 11.30 am. You can come along and discover why you might be having digestive problems or allergies, but more importantly what you can do about it. All they ask is that you purchase a drink from the venue.

On the first Wednesday of every month, 10am – 12noon

The Devon Allergy Clinic is providing a free drop in allergy and eczema clinic.

The venue is Jelly Bear play lounge:

23-24 Crossways Shopping Centre, Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BL
I aim  to give a  support group for families with children with potential allergy, sensitivity and intolerance. All advice will be impartial and evidence based.  Adults welcome all you need to do is to buy a drink.

This is supported by the Eczema society  UK . The leading charity for Eczema sufferers.

For more information about these clinics get in touch 01803 401001

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