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Allergy Service

Contact Information
 
Clinic K and M

9.00am – 5.30pm


Allergies are common among children. Allergies to foods such as eggs, milk, nuts and shrimp and environmental factors such as dust mites and moulds often manifest as disorders of the skin or respiratory system and in severe cases, the other organs.

As a specialist hospital for children, our Allergy Service can help to assess and manage your child's allergy, whether mild or severe.


Our expertise extends to:

  • The evaluation and management of:
    • Eczema
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • Asthma, cough, dyspnea, and recurrent wheeze
    • Acute and chronic urticaria, including physical urticarias
    • Angioedema, including hereditary angioedema
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Food allergy and intolerance
    • Drug and vaccine allergies or intolerance
    • Oral allergy syndrome
    • Latex allergy
  • Management of patients with multiple or complex allergies
  • Management of patients with multiple food allergies, requiring avoidance or reintroduction diets
  • Provision of allergen avoidance advice
  • Safe supervision of food and drug challenges in hospital
  • Assessment of patients for sublingual immunotherapy. Proper administration of immunotherapy including immunotherapy dose adjustment and management of complications. Supervision of immunotherapy protocols. Recognition and management of allergic reactions associated with immunotherapy
  • Evaluation and differentiation of non-IgE mediated hypersensitivity reactions
  • Supervision of drug desensitization protocols if clinically indicated
  • Management in the community of patients at risk of anaphylactic reactions from food or drugs


Range of services:

  • Skin prick testing (SPT)
  • Diagnosis of suspected drug or vaccine allergy
  • Administration of sublingual immunotherapy
  • Allergen provocation tests, oral challenges for food and medication challenges
  • Basic lung function testing such as spirometry


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Conditions We Treat

  • Allergy Rhinitis
  • Eczema
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Asthma, cough, dyspnea, and recurrent wheeze
  • Acute and chronic urticaria, including physical urticarias
  • Angioedema, including hereditary angioedema
 

Treatments Offered

  • Sublingual immunotherapy
  • Food challenges
  • Drug challenges
 
 


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