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Frequently Asked Questions about Food Oral Immunotherapy (Food OIT)

What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)? Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) — a process that regularly exposes the patient to increasing amounts of the foods they are allergic to, with the goal of desensitising the body and protecting against anaphylaxis from accidental exposures. How does OIT work? Initially, we need to confirm that the patient is definitely allergic […]

Insect Sting Allergies in Children

Severe allergic reactions to wasp or bee stings is not something that we see much of within a Paediatric Allergy Practice thankfully. Severe reactions to insect venom are rare and when they do happen, they are much more common in people who have been stung multiple times and in practice this usually means adults, most […]

All About Pet Allergies in Children

There are usually two ways that pet allergies result in extensive discussions within my practice. The first will be when there is a possibility that a family pet is contributing to the severity of a child’s allergy symptoms – most typically this will be rhinitis and asthma but sometimes possibly eczema. The other scenario will […]

Antibiotic and Penicillin Allergy in Children

Allergy to medications in children are quite rare but it is not at all uncommon for families to come to see me because of a concern that their child might have had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. Most people imagine that allergy to antibiotics such as penicillins are common and indeed, some years ago […]

Introduction to House Dust Mite Allergy in Children

Alongside allergies to tree and grass pollen, allergy to house dust mite is the most common respiratory allergy that I see amongst my patients. However, unlike pollen allergy which is seasonal and is only troublesome for a few months of the year, house dust mite allergy can be a significant issue all year round. The […]

Covid-19 Q&A with Professor Adam Fox

In order to acknowledge a wide range of concerns surrounding allergies during the pandemic,  Professor Adam Fox worked closely with The Allergy Team to develop and respond to a series of commonly asked questions. If my child has an allergic reaction, will we still get the help we need? Obviously hospital services are under very significant strain […]

Allergy London will remain open during the current restrictions due to Coronavirus

Allergy London will remain open during the current restrictions due to Coronavirus. We are able to offer consultations by telephone or Skype, where face to face consultations are not possible and we have a pharmacy service that will allow prescription medicines to be posted out (or prescriptions can be emailed/posted direct to you). Allergy testing […]

Professor Adam Fox discusses why food allergies are more common in children with eczema

Professor Adam Fox outlines the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis so you know what to look out for

Professor Adam Fox provides advice on what to do if a child has an anaphylactic reaction

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