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What happens after my child has had a successful drug challenge?

Post challenge advice

Please give your child mg/mls of once a day for the next days.

In the event of delayed symptoms

If there are any signs of delayed reaction, treat your child with antihistamine (chlorphenamine or cetirizine) and contact the allergy nurses, or if out of hours, contact the medical registrar on call.

See contact numbers below:

  • Allergy nurses 0114 226 7872 (office and 24 hour answerphone) or bleep 092 via hospital switchboard 0114 271 7000
  • Out of hours (after 5pm and weekends/bank holidays) contact the hospital switchboard on 0114 271 7000

Other information

A copy of your discharge summary will be sent to your GP informing them that your child has outgrown the allergy to

Further information, help and support

Allergy nurses: call 0114 226 7872 or email scn-tr.allergy@nhs.net

Allergy secretaries: call 0114 271 7585 (an answer machine is available out of hours)

Allergy UK: call 01322 619898 or visit www.allergyuk.org

Asthma UK: call 01322 619898 or visit www.asthma.org.uk

The Anaphylaxis Campaign: 01252 542029 or visit www.anaphylaxis.org.uk

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

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