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Posted on 06/01/2018

Allergy Update

Fantastic turnout for Saturdays Allergy Update.

Top tips from Dr Savic in managing allergies:

1-Do not blanket test for allergies. A positive blood test may indicate the patient is sensitised and not allergic. Blood tests need to be interpreted in the context of history.

2-Introduce peanuts early to children, as part of normal weaning, to reduce the risk of them developing allergy to peanuts.

3-In most cases of eczema the cause is not food allergy.

4-Angioedema in adults is usually not due to an allergy.

5-In managing Chronic Urticaria you can use antihistamines up to 4 times the usual dose i.e fexofenadine 360mg bd

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