Food allergy

Food allergy is increasing in prevalence and its onset can be at any age. Avoidance of the allergen can be onerous and therefore the diagnosis of food allergy should be supported by formal testing (specific IgE, skin prick tests or challenge testing).

Food allergy rarely impacts solely on the affected individual, but its effects ripple out to parents, dependents, friends and peers. Food avoidance within a family appears to have exceptionally far reaching impact; it may distort everyone's dietary intake, reduce family cohesion, inhibits family activities and makes mealtimes particularly stressful Please find below a range of food allergy resources.


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