Living with allergy

Allergies: FAQs

Around 21 million adults in the UK have at least one allergy, while half of children and under-18s have one or more allergies.

Allergy: getting tested

Find out how to get your allergy diagnosed and the types of NHS allergy tests on offer.

Food allergy or food intolerance?

Around 2% of people have a food allergy, but many more have a food intolerance. What's the difference?

Allergies at home

Find out how to control your allergy symptoms by reducing the allergens in your home, including house dust mites, pet fur and pollen.

Eczema: 7 tips to stop the itch

Eczema can be tough for a child to cope with, but parents can help reduce the impact with these tips.

How eczema changes with age

Eczema can affect you differently depending on your age. The best way to deal with it can differ too.

Are we too clean for our own good?

Find out if modern home and personal hygiene standards are to blame for the rise in allergies.

Pet allergies and pet hygiene

They may be part of the family but pets can spread infections and inflame allergies. Learn about good pet hygiene.

All about asthma

According to the charity Asthma UK, one in five households has someone living with asthma.

Hay fever facts

Hay fever is an allergy that affects up to 20% of people in Britain. Find out what causes it and how you can reduce the symptoms.

'I can't run away from my hay fever'

He sprinted his way into the record books, but athlete Marlon Devonish can't escape his hay fever.

Services near you

Find addresses, phone numbers and websites for services near you

Hay fever

An allergy specialist explains who's most likely to be affected by hay fever and how you can prevent and relieve the symptoms.

Media last reviewed: 29/05/2015

Next review due: 29/05/2017

Food allergy and intolerance myth buster

There is much in the media about food allergies and intolerances, but what is the difference? And can you tell fact from fiction?

Food allergy and intolerance myth buster