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Professor Fox led a talk to GPs discussing the Advances in the Management of Food Allergy

Professor Adam Fox, Allergy London’s Professor of Paediatric Allergy, was delighted to lead a talk on the topic of “Advances in the Management of Food Allergy” for General Practitioners (GPs) at their primary care study day this week. Reflecting on the event and its objectives, Professor Adam Fox shared: “I enjoyed the opportunity to speak […]

How To Beat Hay Fever Misery: Coping With The Pollen Bomb

Allergy London’s Paediatric Allergist, Professor Adam Fox, was pleased to address questions in the Daily Mail regarding the very high pollen levels that are currently being experienced this week. Often referred to as a “Pollen Bomb,” nearly all of the UK has been experiencing the exceptionally high levels of pollen, causing significant discomfort for hay […]

What is a food allergy?

In the United Kingdom, food allergies impact 6-8% of young children and approximately 1-2% of adults, and have a considerable influence on the overall quality of life for affected families. Here, Allergy London’s Paediatric allergist, Professor Adam Fox, shares crucial insights to unravel the complexities surrounding food allergies. This blog is focused on clarifying what […]

Food allergy testing: Understanding food allergy tests

Food allergies have become a prevalent concern in today’s world, affecting people of all ages. When it comes to diagnosing food allergies, a careful and comprehensive approach is essential. A combination of clinical assessment and specific allergy tests, such as skin prick tests, specific IgE blood tests, and provocation challenges, remains the gold standard for […]

Fatal anaphylaxis and food allergies

It’s crucial to address the relative risk factors when it comes to childhood fatalities concerning food allergies and anaphylaxis. Research conducted by Imperial College London some years ago brought to light an important perspective: the statistical likelihood of a fatality due to anaphylaxis in comparison to other causes of death among children. While discussing distressing […]

New Parent and Carer Leaflet: Reducing the risk of your child having a serious allergic reaction

Food allergies can have serious and sometimes life-threatening consequences. It’s crucial for parents along with anyone who looks after a person with food allergies are well-prepared and informed to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. Allergy London’s Professor Adam Fox, together with Dr Nandinee Patel, Dr Ru-Xin Foong, Dr Paul Turner, and Professor […]

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 […]

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