Recent Allergy Posts

  • Centre of Excellence award for Allergy service

    May 14, 2021

    The Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology centre at UHB is officially world class after achieving prestigious international recognition. The West Midlands Allergy and Immunology service […]

  • Food allergy testing project awarded prestigious prize

    May 14, 2021

    Dr Kavitha Sooriyakumar was awarded the Barry Kay prize at the recent meeting of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She presented data […]

  • Covid-19 or Hay Fever?

    April 12, 2020

    If you have a high temperature it is not pollen allergy. Despite its name, Hay Fever does not give you a fever. Taking an antihistamine […]

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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.


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


“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

  • Coronavirus Questions

    March 25, 2020

    CCovid-19 Many of our patients are worried about the Covid-19 outbreak. We cannot answer all of your questions individually. However there is guidance available from […]

  • Quality service confirmed

    December 31, 2018

                       Following a thorough assessment and an inspection visit, the West Midlands Immunodeficiency Service was recently awarded […]

  • Margaret Celebrates 40 years

    October 6, 2018

                    Many of our patients know the calm and kind voice of Margaret, our secretary. She has been […]