Indoor Allergy Week: Meet the Knight's
Monday 7th October - Sunday 13th October
Fighting Allergies on the Home Front…
Welcome to Allergy UK’s Indoor Allergy Week which kicks off today. This week we will be focussing on the launch of our brand new interactive ‘Allergy House’. The house provides a walk through experience for you to explore the home of an atopic family. Throughout your walk through, you can find useful tips on how to manage allergy hotspots in the home and you will also come across signposts to useful services and resources provided by Allergy UK.
As well as the launch of the Allergy House, we will also be publishing a new Indoor Allergy Factsheet on our website and a useful article which focuses on maintaining a healthy indoor environment, with practical tips on allergen management and ideas for cleaning without chemicals.
Meet the Knight family…
Mum, Shelly, has atopic eczema which she developed later in life, she keeps it under control by regularly applying emollients. Dad, John, has allergic asthma and the family work together to keep airborne allergens under control by following Allergy UK’s useful tips and by using products which hold Allergy UK’s Seal of Approval and Allergy Friendly Product Award.
Shelly and John’s 11 year old daughter, Edie, has a severe allergy to peanut among other food allergies, her school have voluntarily completed Allergy UK’s SAAG (School Allergy Action Group) programme and now feel more confident in their ability to safely care for Edie, and feel they are better prepared if Edie was to have an anaphylactic reaction. Little Bobby is just 7 months old and has a confirmed Cow’s Milk Allergy. Shelly has begun to wean Bobby onto solid foods and is very conscious of other food allergies arising, so is tracking symptoms closely using the Allergy UK food and symptoms diary.
The family go abroad once a year and rely on Allergy UK’s translation cards to keep them safe when eating out. They’re signed up to our Allergy Alerts subscription service to make sure they know if a product has been contaminated or mislabelled. They also contact our Helpline whenever they need information or support. This year, super Shelly completed the Brighton Marathon for Allergy UK and raised over £2000! Would you like to take on a challenge for Allergy UK?
The newly decorated Allergy House can be found here – go ahead and explore!
To invite others to explore our Allergy House please share this link: www.allergyhouse.co.uk
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Thank you to our following Corporate Partners for making our Allergy House possible: