Food Allergy is an immune response to a specific protein in food. It is usually an immediate reaction to a food that mostly occurs in childhood and in some cases can be outgrown. Reactions can range from mild (eczema, hives or gut problems) to life threatening anaphylaxis.
Skin prick tests or blood tests (RAST) can be done to indicate the likelihood of allergy. An allergy doctor is required to take a detailed history and interpret the results in order to diagnose an allergy.
Information about allergic disease can be found at the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website.
With my experience of working with one of the leading allergy teams in Australia, I can make sure you are provided with the most up to date prevention and management advice regarding food allergies as well as give you guidance on managing other allergic conditions such as dustmite allergy, hayfever and eczema.