In the Spring 2017 issue we discuss two allergies – Spring allergies in children, and Latex allergy – and how to manage them. Paediatric Dermatologist Dr Diana Purvis describes simple steps which may help prevent your baby from developing eczema. Dr David Fountain makes a forecast for this year’s pollen season, and our Allergy Advisor provides an update on ACC claims for anaphylaxis, and new food regulations which may help those with food allergies. Journalist Megan Hunt writes about her travels in India with nut allergy. In our regular features, ‘Conversations with Izzy’ looks at ‘taking your medicine’, Anna Schmidt finds an allergy-friendly café in Christchurch, and Alana Scott provides more allergy-free recipes.