Recent Allergy Posts

  • Staff prepared for Hay Fever

    June 29, 2018

                    About 30 staff attended a lunchtime drop-in hay fever clinic, delivered by the Allergy team during Allergy […]

  • Treat Hay Fever early

    April 11, 2018

    This year the Allergy Team is again providing a drop-in service for hospital staff who get hay fever. The clinics run from 23rd to 27th […]

  • Hay fever free advice

    May 29, 2017

    Twenty Trust staff members should be able to enjoy the outdoors more this summer. They attended our free drop-in sessions at Heartlands, Good Hope and the […]

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Allergy and Immunology West Midlands

Welcome to Allergy and Immunology West Midlands. In these pages you should be able to find answers to many of your questions about the services we provide and how you can make use of them.

Allergy

Allergies affect over a quarter of the population. Most allergies can be managed in primary care. When allergies are severe, difficult to control or affect everyday life, we may be able to help.

We provide a service for both children and adults with:

  • seasonal rhinitis (hay fever)
  • rhinitis due to dust mite, pets or other allergies
  • hives / urticaria
  • allergic swelling (angioedema)
  • food allergy
  • antibiotic and other drug allergies
  • bee or wasp sting allergy
  • latex allergy

Immunology

“I seem to catch every cold going around.”

This is a common complaint, and usually doesn’t mean a problem with the immune system. Many people with these symptoms improve over a year or two. However, when infections are serious, or keep coming back, then there may well be a problem with your immune system. We provide a service for both children and adults with.

Signs of a possible weak immune system include:

  • recurrent infections of chest, ear, sinuses, abcesses, boils, cold sores, shingles, meningitis
  • needing repeated antibiotics
  • not putting on weight or growing normally (in infants and children)
  • serious infections
  • persistent infections
  • unusual infections
  • a family history of infections or immune disorders
  • hereditary angioedema (unexplained swellings)
  • not responding to vaccines

Recent Immunology Posts

  • World PI Week information

    June 29, 2018

    Members of the Immunology team helped to spread the word about Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) to mark World PI Week in April. The stand in our […]

  • European Immunodeficiency comes to Birmingham in 2020

    June 1, 2017

    ESID, the European Society for Imunodeficiency, will host their biennial meeting in Birmingham’s International Convention Centre in 2020.  Immunologists from Heartlands Hospital led the bid to bring […]

  • “Fantastic Day Out”

    July 4, 2016

    Once again the sun shone on over 100 people who joined us for our Immunology Patient and Family Day on Sunday 3rd July. Patients and professional speakers […]