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  • Published: 24 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241527894
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

Understanding Allergy




The expert go-to guide to understanding allergies

Allergies are one of the major causes of illness in developed countries and more and more of us are seeking treatment for them every year.

Allergies now affect about one in every three of the UK population and one in two of us think we suffer from them. We are more allergic than ever before, so why is the term 'allergy' still so misunderstood?

Understanding Allergy will be the practical go-to guide for equipping allergy sufferers and their families with the knowledge needed to help them navigate this minefield. With expert tips from a London-based allergy consultant, this book will be a whistle-stop tour from diagnosis, to treatment and lifestyle changes that will help you understand when, where and how to seek help.

  • Published: 24 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241527894
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

About the author

Sophie Farooque

Dr Sophie Farooque is one of the UK's leading allergy experts. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and was elected onto the council of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in 2018. She is a practising NHS consultant at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, and has been involved extensively in the UK's response following reports of COVID-19 vaccine allergy. She speaks regularly at medical conferences both nationally and abroad and has been quoted in The Guardian and The Times, among other news outlets. She has appeared on This Morning, Sky News and the One Show. She is passionate about empowering both healthcare professionals and patients to have confidence in managing allergy. Find her on Twitter: @LondonAllergy.

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