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What’s new in allergy testing?

Last Updated: 12th January 2023 · Written by Kate Young

Allergy testing is becoming increasingly important across the UK as there are people waking up every day feeling sluggish, fatigued or blotchy. The good news is that people are coming up with new ways to avoid their symptoms, and allergy testing is at the forefront of this allergy movement. Check out all the latest news and information about allergies below:

Contagious allergies

READ: Lifelab Testing understands that a woman has been branded ‘contagious’ for a mystery allergy which causes her body to break out in hives every day. The woman, from Ireland, has been diagnosed with chronic idiopathic urticaria. This is a skin condition which often has an unknown cause. A lot of people have undiagnosed allergies, but that is because they have not considered allergy testing. You can order yours here.

When small red patches appeared on her skin two years ago, Miss Campbell thought it must have been caused by her washing detergent. But over time, the patches worsened and became more recurrent, developing into large ring-shaped welts that are burning and itchy… ? If you recognise any of these symptoms, then it is likely that you have an allergy, and this is something that you need to look out for.

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Travelling with food allergies

READ: With the holiday season rolling around, lots of people are wanting to go on their holidays, which will involve travelling. Fortunately, airline companies are beginning to realise the serious nature of the symptoms that allergies can cause. Some symptoms are even considered to be life-threatening.

EasyJet said this:

“The safety and welfare of all of our customers and crew is our highest priority, so we have a number of procedures in place to assist customers travelling with a nut allergy.”

Before you go on your holidays, make sure you consider allergy testing, as this could affect your allergy symptoms.

Allergy Testing can be of real benefit

READ: “Food allergies are unforgiving. You cannot make a mistake. You cannot slip up and accidentally eat something unsafe without suffering the consequences.”

These are the hard truths written by freelance journalist Beth Mahoney, take a look at this fantastic blog in the Metro recently! Want to discover your hidden allergies and intolerances? Why not try one of our easy to use at-home kits.

For more information on purchasing your allergy testing kits, or if you suspect that you have an intolerance, then order your test today.

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