Information about allergies including food allergies, skin allergies and treatment for allergies. An allergy occurs when the body overreacts to an allergen or 'trigger' that is typically harmless to most people. Examples of allergies include hay fever and asthma.
There has been a lot of back and forth in the past when it comes to highly allergenic foods and when/if they should be introduced to infants. Some people recommend to delay the introduction whereas more recent guidelines have advised otherwise. Babies at risk of severe allergies should be fed peanut products before they turn one, according to updated Australasian guidelines. Taking into account recent research on allergies, which have more … [Read more...]