When the Pfizer vaccine was first approved it was recommended that you should only avoid having it if you’d already reacted either to the vaccine itself or a constituent component of it. The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine (and the Moderna one) contains a substance called Polyethylene glycol (PEG), which a very small number of people are […]
Professor Fox’s lecture highlighted the dramatic changes in the speciality of allergology over the course of his career with a focus on the work still needed to help make life safer and better for children with food allergies.
Fatal reactions to food are thankfully, incredibly rare. Despite a marked increase in recent years in the number of severe allergic reactions being treated in hospital, there does not appear to have been an increase in deaths from anaphylaxis. It is important to remember that anaphylaxis is uncommon in children with food allergy and that […]
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Kings College London has appointed Dr Adam Fox as a Professor of Paediatric Allergy. Professor Fox will take up his new role as of 1st September 2019. This promotion reflects his achievements in both clinical and academic medicine as well as in education and clinical leadership. Professor Fox will continue […]
Recently I had the opportunity to act as an expert witness at a coroner’s inquest into the death of a young man who died of anaphylaxis in school. Fortunately, fatal anaphylaxis is extremely rare but tragically when it does happen, there are always lessons to be learnt. It is enormously important to identify these lessons […]
Seasonal hayfever (or allergic rhinitis) is very common, affecting up to 25% of people in the UK. It typically develops during childhood and can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, itch, sneezing and runny nose as well as affecting the eyes and causing asthma symptoms. For many it is just an irritation and can be […]
Dr Adam Fox has scooped one of the 29 ‘Top Doctors of 2018’ awards’ – an initiative developed to help patients identify the UK’s best specialists, by the global TopDoctors website. The award recognises leading Doctors for their training, qualifications, skill and care and is achieved via a rigorous selection process. Those who are nominated […]