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The University of Southampton
Primary Care Research Centre

Food allergy at risk of anaphylaxis

About the project

How can you get involved



Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to a trigger, such as a known food. Symptoms can include difficulty in breathing or speaking, collapse, or rash.

We would like to understand what it is like for young people who live with severe food allergy and risk of anaphylaxis symptoms. We’d also like to hear from their parents and carers too. We’re keen to find out when and where young people and their parents or carers seek help, support or information for severe reactions to food, such as anaphylaxis, and how this affects their daily life. Knowing more about this will help us to provide better support for young people with this condition and their parents or carers. We hope to design a digital resource that can help young people with self-management of their food allergy with the information we obtain.

If you are interested in taking part please review the information on this webpage and
fill out this form to contact the research team.

We would like to talk to young people aged 13 to 25 about their experience of food allergy or anaphylaxis, and/or their parents.

We are interested in talking young people and parents from different backgrounds with different levels of severe food allergy and anaphylaxis.

For full information about the study please click on the link most relevant to you:

If you decide you want to take part, you will need to sign a consent form to show you have agreed to take part. For young people aged under 16 then the parent or carer will also need to sign a consent form.

You can contact the research team by completing this form if you are interested in taking part or if you would like to ask questions.

This study is funded by the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation and is being run (and sponsored) by the University of Southampton. This study is also funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research .

This is a PhD project, and the researcher has worked in the allergy community and with allergy support groups and has an interest in improving allergy care for young people.

This study is part of Elizabeth Angier’s PhD, supervised by Ingrid Muller, Leanne Morrison, Paul Turner and Miriam Santer.

For more information email Liz Angier at eaa1u17@soton.a

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