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 EVERYTIME 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 unnecessary food avoidance

 

IIf you are concerned your child has a food allergy please make an appointment and Dr David will help you understand what is going on.

 

Dr David works closely with a dietician in Dubai who used to work at the world-famous children hospital in London, Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her name is Aisling Oslizlok and her website is here

Highly recommended website please click

 

* Detailed information

 

* Uptodate evidence

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Parkview Hospital Mediclinic, Dubai