Asthma, hay fever, dustmites – useful links and products
Alex Curtis Trust
The Trust which was set up following the sudden death of 17 year-old Alex Curtis from an acute asthmatic attack promotes awareness of asthma, eczema and related conditions in schools for the benefit of staff, pupils and their families.
Excellent and very informative site run by allergist Dr Harry Morrow-Brown
- special emphasis on asthma, eczema and the role of food in many classic
Allergy Friendly Hotels
Interactive site listing hotels which are allergen aware with particular emphasis on dust, dustmites, mould, pollen and contact allergens but also covering food allergens.
Manufacturers of low cost nebuliser for use where there is limited or no power sources available.
The UK's leading asthma charity, with a very informative website.
Microfibre cloths which are good for asthmatics and dustmite sufferers who cannot use most cleaners. Widely available.
Evelina Hospital's Children's Allergy Services
The first dedicated paediatric allergy clinic in the UK, situated in the Evelina Children's Hospital at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital in London. They treat anaphylaxis, dermatological, respiratory and drug allergies, immunotherapy and gastroenterologial problems, and take referrals from across the UK.
Excellent site with wide range of products useful in the management of environmental,
chemical, airborne and ingested allergies.
100% cotton bedlinen which can be washed at 60º to kill dustmites.
Zip around mattress and pillow protectors for dustmite control.
A charitable organisation which provides bracelets and neckets engraved with
vital medical information for their 200,000 members with hidden medical conditions
including allergy, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy etc. Part of a worldwide service
through which the members medical records can be accessed via a
Midlands Asthma & Allergy
Maara conducts and funds research into the cause and treatment of asthma
and allergy, provides education and practical help to GPs and has the longest
running pollen and spore data set in the world.
Miele Condenser tumble dryer – for hayfever sufferers who can’t hang up washing outside during pollen seasons but don’t want moulds growing indoors with escaping steam. Allervac vacuum cleaner – for dustmite sufferers. It has a red/orange/green light on floorhead to tell you when floor is truly clear of allergens.