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Hay fever season is upon us. Here’s how to escape pollen pain

It’s that time of year again when my surgery waiting room starts to fill up with people sneezing, rubbing their…

Why thunderstorms can be deadly for asthma sufferers

One of the health currencies I see every day in my surgery is asthma, with sufferers having symptoms ranging from…

Why Amish children so rarely get asthma: the clue is in their dust

Microbes from farm animals could be used to inoculate children against asthma, according to research published in the New England…

How to survive hay fever: the ultimate guide

A lot of patients have come to see me of late all saying the same thing: ‘I don’t usually have…

Allergy risk ‘depends on your month of birth’

New research at the University of Southampton claims that the likelihood of developing seasonal allergies depends on your month of…

Feeding peanut snacks to babies reduces their chance of allergy

Research carried out at King’s College London suggests that feeding peanut snacks to babies could reduce their chance of becoming…

The unsightly weals, or hives, of chronic spontaneous urticaria

The untold suffering of coming out in hives

Too little attention is paid to the distressing skin condition chronic spontaneous urticaria