Posted by: Janet | 2019/05/03


My 39-year-old daughter is allergic to almost everything

My daughter is almost 39 and is single. She lives on her own but her life (which she generally loves) is severely hampered by her allergic reactions to almost everything. She is specifically allergic to nuts and wears a bracelet to highlight this. Once again she spent yesterday in A & E after suffering a reaction to (in her words) just living! The fact that she lives in her own is worrying for me. Her last serious attack was a week or so ago. She was performing in an amateur show and just collapsed, frightening those on stage with her. She has had various tests to see what she's allergic to (as well as nuts, various chemicals, wheat - so many more). Can you suggest where we can get more help and advice.

Expert's Reply


Allergy expert
- 2019/05/23

Allergy UK is a very good charity that supports allergy sufferers if you are living in the UK and their website is In South Africa we have the Allergy Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) who have a marvellous website at and offer support and advice to allergy sufferers to help enhance their quality of life.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2019/05/22

I Am also allergic to also everything. Most foods, chemicals, medicine, fumes, please go and look at about mast cell activation diseases. Doctors in South Africa are unaware of this condition or related issues. It took me more than a year and many visits to doctors and tests to get the name of the disease.

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