EXPERT Q&As 

The Allergy Team is fortunate to have the support of allergy experts, including consultants, nurses, dietitians and psychologists, who join us for regular Q&As.

“That hour was far more helpful than anything else since our diagnosis”

Bex, North Kent

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Q&A with Professor Nick Makwana

Q&A with Professor Nick Makwana

Living with Hay Fever can be difficult but in this Q&A we discuss how to manage symptoms and use medication effectively, as well as the pros and cons of OIT.

Q&A with Paediatric Dietitian Lucy Upton

Q&A with Paediatric Dietitian Lucy Upton

Feeding therapist and Paediatric Dietitian Lucy Upton answers questions about fussy eating, food avoidance, sources of nutrients and weaning with allergies.

Q&A with Dr Deb Marriage

Q&A with Dr Deb Marriage

Common allergy questions answered. Useful demos on inhaler use and how to give an adrenaline pen, plus answers to some of the questions we get asked most by families.

Special Q&A on Oral Immunotherapy

Special Q&A on Oral Immunotherapy

What is OIT, who can try it, what are the side-effects, does it work? Just some of the questions answered by our expert panel.

Q&A with Professor Graham Roberts

Q&A with Professor Graham Roberts

What is the link between asthma and allergies, what do doctors mean when they say asthma should be “well-controlled” and how can you tell the difference between asthma and an allergic reaction?

Q&A with George Du Toit

Q&A with George Du Toit

Could your child benefit from OIT, how important is it to keep potential allergens in your child’s diet, weaning with allergies, what is the chance of your child outgrowing their allergy?

Q&A with Professor Adam Fox

Q&A with Professor Adam Fox

Why the latest allergy research gives cause for optimism, a discussion about OIT and understanding the results of allergy tests. Just some of the topics covered in this brilliant hour-long session.

Q&A with Paediatric Dietitian Lucy Upton

Q&A with Paediatric Dietitian Lucy Upton

Wean with confidence if your child has allergies or has a sibling with allergies. Safety tips, ideas for overcoming fussy eating, manage food refusal and keep calm, this hour-long Q&A will help support you through this milestone.

Q&A with Professor Graham Roberts

Q&A with Professor Graham Roberts

Teenagers often take risks and want to fit in with their peers, so how do you navigate food allergies and giving them greater independence?

Recognising and managing allergy anxiety

Recognising and managing allergy anxiety

When food is something to be scared of, it can take a toll on our mental health. Dr Murphy explores how we can manage allergy anxiety, support our children and cope when others don’t understand.

Outgrowing allergies, the right time for OIT and more

Outgrowing allergies, the right time for OIT and more

Why do some babies develop allergies and others don’t? Will my child outgrow their allergy? What’s the best age to start oral immunotherapy treatment? Just some of the questions answered in this 1h Q&A

WEANING, FUSSY EATING AND FOOD SUBSTITUTES

WEANING, FUSSY EATING AND FOOD SUBSTITUTES

This Q&A with nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed is packed with positivity. Charlotte is mum to two kids, author of two books and started out working in the NHS.

Weaning, siblings, anxiety, component testing and OIT

Weaning, siblings, anxiety, component testing and OIT

Weaning a baby with food allergies, introducing potential allergens, reducing the chance of siblings having food allergies, preventing allergies in siblings, and discussions around managing anxiety, component testing and more…

FAMILY HOLIDAY AND TRAVEL WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

FAMILY HOLIDAY AND TRAVEL WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

Dr Jośe Costa and travel expert, Kyle Dine discuss travelling with food allergies. Whether you’re planning a foreign break or something closer to home, this Q&A will help you plan a great break.

Living with less common food allergies

Living with less common food allergies

From getting people to “believe” you’re allergic to something, to eating out -The Children’s Dietitian Lucy Upton and Consultant Nurse James Gardner discuss some of the challenges of living with a less common allergy and how to overcome them.

ECZEMA, ASTHMA AND FOOD ALLERGIES

ECZEMA, ASTHMA AND FOOD ALLERGIES

Curious about the link between asthma and food allergy, airborne allergen risks or managing eczema? Then this Q&A with Professor Adam Fox is the one for for you.