allergy today issue 132 (autumn 2010)
24 Two deaths: lessons to learn
In November last year, the Coroner’s Court released findings on two deaths from anaphylaxis triggered by food. How big a part did the lack of access to allergy services play in these cases?
34 Steroid phobia!
Many people are so frightened of topical steroids it stops them taking full control of their eczema. This has caused unnecessary suffering for many, significantly affecting their quality of life and sometimes having long-lasting physical and emotional consequences.
40 Protection programme
Flu season typically takes off in autumn, and the Ministry of Health’s flu immunisation programme is already rolling out to protect high-risk groups, including those with asthma. Find out what you can do to protect yourself—and the latest on egg allergy and flu vaccines.
54 From kitchen nightmare to domestic goddess
When someone in your family is diagnosed with a food allergy or intolerance, you need to develop a new relationship with food. But if you aren’t a kitchen whizz to begin with, it is not only having to venture into the kitchen and learning to cook from scratch, but also the added stress of trying to be creative.
3 Making headlines
12 Allergy New Zealand news
14 Your questions
44 Searching for answers: Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
16 Real Life: Unstoppable
20 Real Lift: Juggling act
64 Parting shot: Facing facts
Food for thought
52 From kitchen nightmare to domestic goddess
58 Recipes: Morning tea munchies
28 Healthy home: 6 essential steps to allergy-proof your home
34 Eczema: taking the fear out of steroids
40 Respiratory: managing flu
51 Subscribe or renew and win a top-of-the-range vacuum cleaner