May 5, 2016

Could mould be causing your allergies?

Winter’s coming, which means crisp air, warm clothes and comfort food. But it also brings with it a rather unwelcome guest – mould. So why does mould increase this time of year and what effect could it be having on your health and allergies?   Mould explained … Mould is a type of fungus that thrives in cold, damp environments, which is why it can increase by two-to-three-fold during the colder, wetter months of the year. Mould reproduces by releasing tiny particles called spores into the air. These spores act similarly to seeds – when they settle on living matter […]
April 29, 2016

Could your allergy symptoms be caused by histamine intolerance?

April 14, 2016

Inside out vs. Outside in – how do dust mites give people with dermatitis the itch?

This week we came across an interesting article about the link between dust mites and dermatitis, which we want to share with you. Dust mites are a well-known cause of year-round allergies including eczema, a skin condition characterised by red, itchy skin. However, for the past decade, researchers have been wondering exactly what causes the itch in the first place: is it a problem with the body’s immune system (‘inside out’), or a problem with the body’s skin barrier function (‘outside in’)? As it turns out, it’s a little bit of both. Let us explain …   The ‘inside out’ theory Dust […]
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