New al­lergy sup­port group is launched at hos­pi­tal

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A NEW sup­port group for peo­ple with se­vere al­ler­gies has been launched at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal.

Run in con­junc­tion with the Ana­phy­laxis Cam­paign, the UK’s only char­ity to sup­port peo­ple with se­vere, life threat­en­ing al­ler­gies, it aims to give and aims to be a place where peo­ple can share ex­pe­ri­ences and swap tips.

The idea came from Paul Moses, from Con­gle­ton, whose son Jaime suf­fered a se­ri­ous ana­phy­lac­tic re­ac­tion when he was just seven months old.

Paul said: “Doc­tors in A&E failed to di­ag­nose al­lergy, so it was left to me to search the in­ter­net for his symp­toms and un­der­stand what had hap­pened.

“I was able to get a re­fer­ral to an al­lergy spe­cial­ist where he was di­ag­nosed with wheat and peanut al­lergy.

“We know of oth­ers in our area sim­i­larly af­fected so I have de­cided to set up a lo­cal group.

“Hope­fully the group will help to raise aware­ness of those at risk of se­vere al­lergy, and of­fer a sup­port net­work to peo­ple in the lo­cal com­mu­nity who might oth­er­wise feel iso­lated and un­sup­ported.”

For de­tails on when the group will meet next you can email Paul Moses at al­ler­gy­cheshire@aol. co.uk.

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