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An allergy is an unusual response by the body to an allergen which is normal harmless. This can manifest as:
a food allergy in response to the intake of a usually harmless food such as egg , peanut or fruit
a respiratory allergy (nasal or chest symptoms) in response to an allergen in the air such as house dust mite, tree or grass pollen, fungus
a drug allergy in response to medications such as an antibiotic
an insect venom allergy such as a bee allergy
rashes such as eczema or hives
Allergies have increased dramatically over the past few decades, and at any given time up to 40 -50% of the population may be suffering from an allergic condition. However, very often allergies are not diagnosed and managed optimally. Many conditions can also mimic allergies and need to be differentiated from true allergic conditions.
I suspect that I have/my child has an allergy: who do I see?
Allergies and common but not always that simple to diagnose. If you suspect you or your child has an allergy, the first piece of advice is not to self-diagnose. Also, we strongly advise against “alternative” tests offered by many alternative practioners to diagnose food allergy: these tests are not scientifically accurate and usually overdiagnose allergies. Your GP or paediatrician can help you to diagnose conditions which may mimic allergies such as a gut infection causing diarrhoea, or a virus causing a skin rash.
Most cases will benefit from seeing an allergy specialist. An allergy specialist is trained for many years specifically to deal with all aspects of allergies: diagnosis, investigation, and management.
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Reaction To Medication
Please ensure the patient is off antihistamines for 3 days before an allergy appointment so that we can perform allergy tests if needed. Asthma pumps, nose sprays and eczema creams can be continued.