Top 10 Tips for Hay Fever Relief

KarynAllergy, Childhood, children, First Aid, Parents, prevention

Top 10 Tips for Hay Fever Relief

Spring is here & with it comes a collective groan – because it’s the start of ‘Hay Fever season’! Across Australia, almost 3 million people suffer from Hay Fever, the common name for ‘allergic rhinitis’. This number hits its peak across the warmer months of September to April, when pollen counts rise. And isn’t it odd that despite its name, hay isn’t the cause of the problems – and there’s no fever involved! Hay Fever … Read More

Children & Severe Food Allergies: A Parent’s Survival Guide

KarynAllergy, Childhood, children, community, emergency, First Aid, Parents

Has your child been diagnosed with a severe food allergy?

Dear New Allergy Parent, Has your child just been diagnosed with a peanut allergy? Or another severe food allergy to dairy, eggs, soy or nuts? I bet you’re feeling overwhelmed right now, and probably a little scared too. Or a lot. Do you feel desperate for resources on what to do as a food allergy parent? Most likely, you’ve already Googled “What do I do if my child has a food allergy?”. Because, anaphylaxis takes … Read More

Allergies: your whirlwind tour

KarynAllergy, Childhood, children, community, emergency, First Aid, Parents, prevention, Sickness

Food allergy. Allergic food on wooden background.

In Australia, over half a million people have a diagnosed food allergy. We have one of the highest rates of food allergies with an astounding 1 in 10 babies born developing food allergies. The medical research into this area is promising, but currently our best defence to help protect people with allergies is through raise community awareness and understanding.  As a Nurse, a First Aid Trainer and a Mother of a child with multiple food allergies … Read More

Inside the mind of an Allergy Mum : Part 2

KarynAllergy, Parents

All most children want is to be included, and a child with allergies is no different. I was desperate for my son to not be excluded from things due to his allergies. Luckily, this problem hasn’t arisen, I suspect because in today’s society allergies are so common and because I work hard to be approachable and open to other parents about his allergies. The first year or 2 of parties were stressful. And that was … Read More

Inside the mind of an Allergy Mum. Part 1

KarynAllergy, Parents

Food allergies

Most days of the week the inside of a Mother’s head is a scary place to be! The inside of an Allergy Mum’s head is no less scary, but it tends to have a constant theme running through it FOOD and keeping safe around it!!!! The society that we live in socialises with food, celebrates with food, gathers around food and that makes life a daily/weekly logistical challenge for a parent of a child with … Read More