University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
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Children's allergy

Our children’s allergy clinic offers a full service for children with severe and multiple allergies.

We aim to give your child a complete allergy evaluation in one visit. Allergy test results will usually be available on the same day, and your doctor or allergy nurse specialist will discuss them with you.

Conditions we see

Your child might come to our clinic due to

  • a food allergy or intolerance
  • anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • asthma
  • allergy-related skin disorders, such as eczema, dermatitis, urticaria (hives) and angio-oedema (weals beneath the skin)
  • hayfever (allergic rhinitis)
  • oral allergy syndrome
  • bee and wasp sting allergy
  • latex allergy
  • drug allergy.
You may also come to us for immunotherapy or desensitisation, where your child is given a series of injections of a small amount of an allergen to build up their resistance, or for a specialist immunisation.

Support

As well as allergy testing, we help children with allergies as they grow up and their immune system becomes mature. We support families through these changes until they are ready to move to the adult service. You can find out more about the follow up care we offer here.