Allergy

Allergy related topics

Inhaler technique

This video shows how to use an inhaler. Inhaler could be a ‘Reliever’ like Salbutamol or a ‘Preventer’, which is usually a Steroid. (Child & parental consent taken)

https://ramnikmathur.com/2017/05/07/safety-of-steroid-inhalers-preventers/

 

 

Every child with an Adrenaline Auto injector (like Epipen), should have an ‘Allergy Action Plan’. 

http://www.bsaci.org/about/download-paediatric-allergy-action-plans

Also join the Anaphylaxis Campaign at  https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/

https://www.allergyuk.org/information-and-advice/conditions-and-symptoms/33-anaphylaxis-and-severe-allergic-reaction

The needle of Epipen (or Jext or Emerade) has to be inserted and held in the muscle for 10 seconds to deliver the drug.

 

Egg allergy / Egg ladder (Similar to milk ladder)

http://www.bsaci.org/Guidelines/egg-allergy
http://ifan.ie/egg/egg-classification-ladder/

Safety of steroid creams / ointments

Many children suffer with Eczema, which can be mild, moderate or severe. Most cases can be managed by liberal use of moisturisers (Emollients) and avoidance of irritants like soap, bubble bath etc. Severe cases or flare up of eczema, needs steroid creams. (more…)

IgE vs Non IgE mediated Cow’s milk protein allergy (and it is completely different from Lactose Intolerance)

Cow’s milk  protein allergy is very common in babies worldwide (2-5%) and incidence is on the rise. There are two main types – IgE mediated and Non IgE mediated.

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Safety of steroid inhalers (Preventers)

In children with ‘Asthma’, who are needing the rescue inhaler (usually Salbutamol, blue), very often or are getting recurrent wheezy symptoms, Steroid inhalers are prescribed. (more…)

Hay Fever / Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis

Though we wait for summer in countries like UK, for some, it’s the beginning of a misery. (more…)