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Were Allergies The Cause Of The Teenage Girl's Asthma Who Died?It saddened me to read that a girl had found her teenage sister dead, after she had suffered an acute asthma attack. It made me realise how important my work is and how important it is that I get my allergy clearing system into the hands of as many people as possible, as soon as possible!

The sad story

According to the London Evening Standard, Savanna Myers, aged 11 found her sister, Lakisha lying on the floor. She said, “I wanted to wake Lakisha up because I was bored but her face looked different. She had purple lips and was really pale, really scary looking”.

“I started screaming. The ambulance tried to make her breathe again but it was too late”.

The Facts And Figures About AllergiesAs I see more and more people, especially children, around me suffering from allergies or allergy related conditions I decided to look online for some allergy facts and figures.

I would like to share what I found and to let you know that you and your family don’t have to be one of these statistics. Read to the end to find out why.

Take a look at these allergy facts from www.allergy magazine.com:

1) One in three of the UK population now has an allergy and it is rising at 5% a year.

2) There is only one consultant allergist per two million population: “Allergy Services in the NHS are totally inadequate and cannot cope with the rising amount and increasing severity of allergy in the UK,” says a new report by the Royal College of Physicians.

3) Asthma, rhinitis, and eczema have increased in incidence two to three fold in the past 20 years.

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Nov
24

Common Allergies In Children

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Allergies In Children - What Are The Most Common?Today I wanted to take a look at some of the most common allergies in children, as well as allergy related conditions;  their symptoms and the culprits that are most likely to trigger them.

As I have said before, allergies are on the increase.  NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) say that there is a 500% rise in hospital admissions of children due to food allergies in the past 20 years (NICE).

Let’s take a look at some of the more common allergens for children. They are:

  1. Foods
  2. Pollens
  3. Dust
  4. Dust mites
  5. Animal dander (skin, saliva and urine on hair or fur)
  6. Feathers
  7. Cosmetics
  8. Moulds/molds
  9. Chemicals used for cleaning, air fresheners and chemicals on clothes and furniture
  10. Medicines (especially penicillin)
  11. Vaccines
  12. Venom from insect stings

 
The Allergy Kit

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Allergies In ChildrenAllergies in children are on the increase!

According to AAIR Charity the UK has the highest prevalance of allergies in Europe and ranks highest in the world! It says that potential fatal peanut allergies now affect one child in 70!

Why Do We Put Up With Them?

In my daughter’s class of 6 year olds there are 4 children who have inhalers for asthma. There are some children who constantly have coughs and colds. Then there are others who suffer with hay fever or behavioural problems. More still can’t eat wheat or dairy or peanuts or sugar or eggs…….etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

I want to understand why parents have accepted this as a way of life for their children. Have they been told that nothing can be done apart from taking medicine or avoiding the allergens? After all there is no way to get rid of allergies right? WRONG!

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