Recent Allergy Posts

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]