Pediatric & Allergy Clinic in Dubai

Dr David Cremonesini BA(Hons) OXON MBBS FRCPCH PG Cert Allergy

 Email: kidsallergy@gmail.com  Address: American Dubai Hospital, Dubai UAE Phone: 0502594062

 

 

Food allergy

Food allergy is on the increase, with milk and egg being most common ones. There is no treatment and of course one must avoid the food. However, the issue is proper testing to ensure the right food is avoided, and not foods uneccessarily leading to malnutrition. History of reaction also very important. A child that is IgE-allergic to food (and so testing is helpful) might have following symptoms:

 

- reaction EVERTIME eats the food, normally within 1 hour

- swelling of face/lips thats itchy

- vomiting

- itchy rashs (hives) spreading all over body

- wheezing or breathing difficulty in SEVERE reactions

 

Dr David will take a full history and do appropriate testing for ONLY the foods we suspect. "Panel" testing is not helpful, leading to anxiety and unecessary food avoidance

 

I attach some useful information about certian food allergies, please click on the links!

 

Egg allergy

 

Milk allergy

 

Fish allergy

 

Peanut and nut allergy

 

Fruit allergy - normally called Oral Allergy Syndrome

 

Sesame allergy

 

Wheat allergy

 

Soya allergy

 

How to avoid different foods leaflet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* Detailed information

 

* Uptodate evidence