Food Allergy

Introduction to Food Allergy

 What is food allergy ? A food allergy is where the body reacts in a clear and abnormal way after ingestion of a food. The food sets off an immunological cascade resulting in the release of chemicals that are responsible for the allergy. There are two kinds. Immediate reactions, also called IgE reactions where a […]

Egg Allergy

Egg Allergy in children is common but luckily is rarely ever serious. This post is provides up to date information on how to manage this.

Nut Allergy

What Reactions occur ? When coming into contact with nut the most common abnormal reaction is a dermatitis that develops within a few minutes – particularly around the mouth. There can also be more extensive skin reactions such as hives. Anaphylaxis is the term used to describe serious life threatening allergy. By definition this means […]

Cows Milk Protein Allergy

  What is it ? When coming into contact with cow’s milk the most common abnormal reaction is a dermatitis that develops within the hour. This can be generalised or localised to the face and mouth area. Ocassionally the reaction is more severe, with the development of welts and hives and even problems breathing. Some […]

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