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1  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Closure of group
 on: 29.09.23 at 15:04:23 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
I have run this group for a number of years but, as I am now 87 and not in the best of health, and my wife has just had a stroke, I feel that I am no longer able to do so.   I have been in touch with Anaphylaxis UK to see if someone else could take it over but I have heard from the Head of Finance and Operations today and they apparently feel that the best option is to close the group down.
 
I feel that this is a great shame as there is a wealth of information on latex allergy here and the site gets a huge number of visitors every week.
 
I shall continue to run the site until the end of October after which I shall take no further part in it.
 
It has been a great pleasure to get to know some of the members in the past and I thank you all for the assistance that you have given me.
 
My best regards to you all
 
Bob
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2  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Food and diet / Isagenix
 on: 10.11.22 at 10:46:36 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Isagenix is a food supplement used for dieting. My wife contacted the firm through a nurse who works at the QMC and told her that she was Type 1 and the nurse said that there was no danger. The first time she took the supplement she had an instant reaction and we later found that it contains Kiwi fruit amongst other things that she is allergic to.
 
The firm at first denied that there was anything in it that could cause a reaction but later admitted that it contained Kiwi.
 
The full course cost 200 and they will only offer a part refund.
 
Avoid this at all costs.
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3  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Covid Booster
 on: 21.02.22 at 11:11:36 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Can anyone with the Type 1 allergy tell me what booster they have had please?
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4  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Covid Booster
 on: 20.01.22 at 19:50:57 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Exactly the same as Paula Kim.   She had the first two Astra Zenica and it was only the Pfizer on offer when she went for her booster.   However the doctor there just refused to administer it.   He obviously wasn't up to date.
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5  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Re: Covid Booster
 on: 18.01.22 at 21:50:16 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by Kim
Interestingly my hubby Lewis who is severely allergic booked his booster at a vaccine clinic at one of our local hospitals. It was just on the list to choose from for him and because he is also in a wheelchair  one of the few that was accessible. He previously had the Astra Zenica and was ok. When he went for his booster  the only offer was pfizer. He was extremely reluctant as in the early days pfizer was  "no-no" for anyone who had allergies or had anaphylactic shocks. The doctor who administered his booster said that was now no longer  valid. He was happy to administer the shot and asked Lewis to sit in the waiting room for half an hour. He was fine and then went home. We too had the initial battle in the early days pf recommendations for him to have the vaccines in a hospital environment but when he contacted the GP, they said they couldn't arrange this.
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6  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Covid Booster
 on: 18.01.22 at 09:36:25 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
My wife, who has the Type 1 Latex Allergy, went for her Covid Booster recently.   They refused to give it to her as they said that if she had an allergic reaction they would have to 'blue light' her to hospital.   She was advised to get her doctor to arrange for her to have the booster in hospital.   Apparently this isn't possible and her doctor is now looking into the matter.   In the meantime she doesn't appear to be able to get the booster.
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7  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Chat and off-topic / Epipen Trainer Pens.
 on: 05.10.21 at 08:57:44 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The trainer pens are being sold by Amazon for 14.99 plus 4.99 postage.   This is an absolute rip off.
 
You can get them free from https://www.epipen.co.uk/en-gb/hcp/patient-support/epipen-trainer-pen
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8  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / New allergy law
 on: 01.10.21 at 09:06:53 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58756597
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9  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / General Latex Allergy Discussion. / Symbols
 on: 16.08.21 at 18:18:10 
Started by LASG Forum Administrator | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
The latest Latex Free symbols
 
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10  Latex Allergy Sufferers Forum General Topics / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from NZ
 on: 25.06.21 at 14:54:19 
Started by Darrell | Post by LASG Forum Administrator
Hi Darrell and welcome to the forum.   It sounds like you might have the Type 4 Latex Allergy.   Do you have any problems with eating fruit?
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