A paediatric allergist is trained to assess, diagnose, treat and manage allergic disease in children. An allergic reaction occurs when a person’s immune system overreacts to a normal substance. Common allergens include foods such as milk, eggs, seafood and nuts, insect venom, airborne allergens from dust mites, cats and dogs.
Immune system disorders
. Investigations into the cause of symptoms can include
skin prick tests
and blood tests. Ways to manage allergies depends on the type of allergy, however can include avoidance of allergens,
low allergy formula
, and referral to a
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