Incidence of Food Allergy in the Middle East

I was recently invited to write an article for Arab News, focusing on the increased incidence of allergies in the 𝐌𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭.⁣ This included the significant growth […]

Dog Allergy

What if you have allergic reactions when near some dogs but not others?⁣⁣Considering there are NO 𝐡𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐬, then the answer must be somewhere else.⁣⁣Have you thought you might be […]

Food Allergy Labelling

Also known as⁣ 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 (𝘗𝘈𝘓)⁣ This is of extreme importance to improve the quality of life of allergy sufferers.⁣ ⁣Despite its existence, often, there are […]

Shellfish Allergy

Often 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 is what is named to anything coming from the sea.⁣⁣ But this name seems to be mixed or interchanged with 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡.⁣⁣ Let’s clarify this.⁣⁣ […]

Fish Allergy

Although 𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 is common, fortunately, it is not as common as other allergies.⁣ Its incidence varies from country to country, and around 40% of people with fish […]

Contact Dermititis

Parents have asked me if a diagnosis of a food allergy can be made by placing the food on the skin.⁣ The answer is, not always.⁣Why is that?⁣ Not all […]


They are the most used class of medication in the USA and the 07th in the UK.⁣⁣ The first one discovered in 1937 was a compound called 933F, followed […]

Food Industry and Allergies

Often people ask me what they should do when they see a “𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯” label.⁣⁣My first question to them is, how many variations of that wording […]


Sometimes, when having an 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, it can become a more severe reaction.⁣ The most severe allergic reactions are called 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐥𝐚𝐱𝐢𝐬.⁣ The definition of 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐥𝐚𝐱𝐢𝐬 is not uniform worldwide.⁣ For […]