Sniff, Sneeze! The Low Down on Allergies and Sport

From amateur to pro, allergies affect a relatively large proportion of athletes. But the latest treatments and protocols could end the suffering. The team talk to specialist allergologist Prof. Claudia Gray about the latest research and treatments, what allergies really are and the surprising prevalence of allergies among sports people.


Caught My Eye Segment on Nairo Quintana and Tramadol:

The UCI Policy in which the Tramadol rule and procedures are explained:

The USADA article on tramadol, including their request to ban it and testimony from athletes:

A paper describing tramadol use, including four studies on its effects:,et%20al.%2C%202018b).

Paper on elite young Italian cyclists in which they (wrongly) identify tramadol as doping:

Prof. Claudia Gray Interview

The IOC systematic review on the prevalence of lower airway dysfunction:

A related article on the incidence of asthma in elite Swedish Athletes:,%2Dyears)%20(11%E2%80%9313

Dr Claudia Gray on Instagram:

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