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What impact do allergies have on your life?

Around 21 million people in the UK has an allergy.

Whether it's hayfever, nut allergy or eczema the symptoms can be debilitating and in the case of nut allergy, deadly.

Next week is Allergy Awareness Week and on this programme we'll find out what an allergy is, how it can be diagnosed, and the most effective treatments for the most common ones.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Sun 27 Apr 2014 12:00

Useful Contacts

Allergy UK - charity that supports all allergy sufferers in the UK - - helpline 01322 618989


The Anaphylaxis Campaign - UK charity which supports people with sever allergic reactions - - helpline 01252 542029


Medical Detection Dogs - Bucks charity that has trained a dog to detect traces of nuts for a client with severe nut allergy - - 01296 655 888


NHS allergy information -