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This resource is to support parents and guardians to introduce a specific food for your child at home. This should only be used for foods which have been suggested by your child’s allergy doctor and should not be used for a food that your child is known to have an allergy to. Before introducing...

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What happens after my child has had an unsuccessful food or medicine challenge? You need to stay on the ward for at least 2 hours after your child’s allergic reaction or until the allergy nurse and doctor are happy that they are well enough to go home. Once you are home, encourage them to...

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Introduction Legumes are a diverse family of foods which include peas, beans, chick peas, lentils, soya and peanuts. Legume allergy has been increasing over the past 5 to 10 years, particularly the incidence of pea allergy in children. Some children are allergic to all legumes while other are...

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First step Do not give them any more of the food they have been challenged to for the rest of the day. In event of delayed symptoms If there are any signs of a delayed reaction, treat your child with an appropriate dose of antihistamine (chlorphenamine or cetirizine) and contact the allergy nurses,...

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