Allergy Centre

The Allergy Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital provides comprehensive allergy care to adults, offering a holistic approach to diagnosis and management of a wide range of allergic disorders. It also has close links with the Paediatrics Service, providing the same range of allergy care to children. It is an integrated clinical and research unit with an active research programme, ensuring that patients have access to the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. Dr Susana Marinho is the Clinical lead for the Allergy Service and Professor Angela Simpson is the Research Lead.
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An allergy is an undesirable potentially severe or even life-threatening reaction to a substance that normally is harmless (and which has no effect in non-allergic individuals). Such substances are called allergens. Some of the most common allergens include:

• Aeroallergens: grass, tree and weed pollen, house dust mites, furry animals, moulds
• Foods: common examples are peanut and tree nuts, shellfish, fruits, eggs and dairy
• Medications: antibiotics (e.g. penicillin), NSAIDs (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen), general anaesthetics, etc.

In order to be seen in our service, a referral from a General Practitioner or Specialist is required. Please see the Referral Information section below for further details.