Another month has gone by in lockdown, the children are not back at school yet and we intend to continue as we have been until the end of June and then see how things are going in the UK.
Here is my quick round-up of published allergy and eczema articles this month and what I have found interesting.
My first thought on this one was “what is flagellate dermatitis?”, it’s a linear rash that resembles whiplash marks and it is very closely associated with consumption of shiitake mushrooms.
Alpha gal allergy is an allergy to proteins found in meat.
This one is of personal interest to me as my brother and maternal aunt are both sensitive to garlic.
Yes it is, in our family at least! The study concluded that parents whose children have multiple food allergies, including milk, report milk as the allergy associated with the greatest time, financial , social and emotional burdens.
I love these large scale studies, in this one they found apple was the most prevalent reported allergenic food, followed by cow’s milk and hazelnut. If you want to read more about apple allergies, I put some more resources together on this just last month.
Stay safe everybody wherever you are!