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Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis (Queasy)

Food Allergy

Food allergy is an adverse immune response to a food. Exposure to the food can result in variety of symptoms including itching and worsening eczema , wheezing and sneezing with an exacerbation of allergic rhinitis and asthma as well as a variety of gastrointestinal side effects such as vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation.

Food allergy is brought about by an immune response against the food. Food allergy is increasing in the population and currently affects approximately in 1/25 children. The commonest foods linked with food allergies are Eggs, Cows Milk, Soya and wheat.


Most allergic reactions are mild (e.g. runny nose or eyes, itchy skin) but severe reactions can occur. Your child may be having an anaphylaxis reaction if:

  • they have tightness in their throat or choking

  • they have difficulty breathing

  • they are floppy or faint

  • they are rapidly getting worse

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