The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Useful Resources & Websites

On this page you will find links to a wide range of resources that can help you find more information and advice about your child's condition/allergy

Leeds Children's Hospital Allergy Leaflets:

Please click here if you would like to view the leaflets provided by our service. The leaflets you can find there are:

  • Adrenaline Auto-Injectors Care and Travel
  • Allergy Tests: Skin Prick Tests, Blood Tests and Challenges
  • Children's Food or Medication Challenge
  • Chronic Urticaria
  • Food Allergy in Nursery and School
  • Latex Allergy
  • Managing Allergies: Shopping, Restaurants, Takeaways, Hotels and Parties
  • Reading Food Allergy Labels

Please also see below further links that you may find useful:

 

Leeds Children's Allergy Team Video Resources

 Websites

  • Allergy UK - a British medical charity dedicated to helping children and adults living with allergies. On this website you will find information sheets on a wide range of topics related to allergy.
  •  Allergy Adventures - Helping children with food allergies live safe, happy and healthy lives, filled with fun and adventure.
  • Allergy Action - A website developed to promote awareness and offer practical advice for people with food allergies. The website includes details of food labelling and how to make translation cards for use on holiday abroad.
  • Asthma UK - The UK's leading asthma charity, offering expert advice and support related to asthma.
  • Anaphylaxis Campaign - a UK wide charity operating solely for people who are at risk of anaphylaxis. 
  •  BSACI - The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Helpful for both patients and health care professionals alike.
  • Emerade - The official UK webpage for Emerade devices, which can provide you with information and training related to your device.
  • EpiPen - The official UK Webpage for EpiPen devices, which can provide you with information and training related to your device.
  • Food Maestro - A resource developed in partnership with Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust. It allows you to enter your personal food requirements and scan food labels, or search to find suitable foods in UK supermarkets.
  • Itchy, Sneezy, Wheezy - A website that contains easy to understand information on the diagnosis and management of allergic conditions (eczema, asthma, hay fever and food allergies)
  • Jext - The official UK webpage for Jext devices, which can provide you with information and training related to your device.
  • Marty's Universe - A website containing an allergy mascot for children, which includes recipes and printable allergy cards.
  • National Eczema Society - A registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with eczema.
  • NHS Choices - Information about allergies from the NHS website.
  • Why Risk It? - A website developed by a youth advisory panel in Canada, to help teenagers and young adults manage allergies in their daily lives.

Useful Apps:

  • My EpiPen App - an app developed by the creators of EpiPen which explains how and when to use EpiPens, alternative names for common triggers, allergy alert wallpapers for your device and allows you to manage EpiPen expiration reminders. Available on Apple and Android devices.
  • Emerade App - an app developed by the creators of Emerade, which explains how and when to use the device, including general information and videos. Available on Apple and Android devices.
  • Food Maestro - An app developed in partnership with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, which allows you to search across over 133,000 products to check whether it is suitable for you to eat. Available on Apple and Android devices.

 Medical Alert and Allergy Emergency Kits:

  • Allergy Kids - This page sells adjustable allergy and medical alert wristbands for children. They each have a character and alert message on the wrist wrap.
  •  Mediband - Medical bracelets, jewellery to raise awareness of your allergy and give vital information to help others to help you.
  • Medpac - Medication storage bags.
  • Medic Alert - Supplies an identification system of necklaces and bracelets bearing the MedicAlert symbol on the disc.
  •  Yellow Cross - Sells a range of bags and containers designed to carry medicines.