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by Dr Sian Ludman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: environmental allergies
Topic: Hay fever Injections?
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Hay fever Injections?

Hi Alexm Immunotherapy (hay fever injections) are very efficacious in the right people. the have long lasting effects beyond the three years of treatment. There is lots of published data out there that your allergist can go through with you. However if you are only on Fexofenadine the first thing th...
by Dr Sian Ludman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: environmental allergies
Topic: Hay fever
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Hay fever

Hi hockeymum It sounds as if you need to ramp up your treatment - eye drops such as opatanol might be helpful and there is astrong improvement in eye symptoms if you also treat the nose, so a nose spray would be useful as well. your GP can start you off, and if you are still having problems when ful...
by Dr Sian Ludman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: food allergy
Topic: Problems with garlic
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Problems with garlic

Hi Jennywren

Have you been to see an allergist for a full work up and review of your allergies? They might be able to take a wider view and link the different foods you are reacting to, and then offer you some dietetic input.
by Dr Sian Ludman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Psoriasis

Hi slbaxter Your will need a dermatologist to answer about psoriasis, but with regards to the hayfever you need to ensure that your husband is taking simple precautions such as washing his face and hair on high pollen days, not drying his clothes outside in the summer (as pollen blows through it). A...
by Dr Sian Ludman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Organic cider vinegar
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Organic cider vinegar

Hi Fran

Most of the doctors reviewing these posts are allergists, so I am not sure we will be much help for wider cures for IBS, but you can ask you GP for advice about that.
by Dr Sian Ludman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Citric and citrus acid
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: Citric and citrus acid

Hi Pj

It would depend if it happens reproducibly for example, or if she has eczematous skin that was being very irritated by contact with the acids in the citrus fruit.

So my answer is a bit on the fence - it may or may not be an allergy depending on the circumstances.
by Dr Sian Ludman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: allergy testing
Topic: Delayed reaction allergies
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Delayed reaction allergies

Hi Lara Allergy testing is the same if it is done privately or on the NHS: Blood (specific IgE or components) or skin prick tests for immediate reactions Trial removal and inclusion for delayed reactions Patch testing for contact reactions So any NHS allergy clinic would offer appropriate testing. I...
by Dr Sian Ludman
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: children & allergy
Topic: Child with multiple allergies, eczema and urticaria
Replies: 3
Views: 3901

Re: Child with multiple allergies, eczema and urticaria

It sounds very difficult at the moment. The Edinburgh team may need to refer her on for another opinion - there are people who do specialise in different areas, maybe the Edinburgh team needs to speak to someone who can help them move forward with your daughter.
by Dr Sian Ludman
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: children & allergy
Topic: Child with multiple allergies, eczema and urticaria
Replies: 3
Views: 3901

Re: Child with multiple allergies, eczema and urticaria

Dear vrichmond It can be all consuming managing a child with multiple allergies. With such severe restrictions your child needs expert input: a specialist dietitian and a joint dermatology/allergy clinic or a paediatric allergist might be good so that your daughter can be looked at holistically. I'm...
by Dr Sian Ludman
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: children & allergy
Topic: Hives
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Hives

Dear kmmac1990

Immediate type reactions encompass anything from seconds to 60 minutes. Therefore I would definitely have a discussion with your GP about what was in the afternoon snack.

Best wishes
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