University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Treatment

Treatments can range from:

  • avoiding the allergen
  • treating with medicines
  • immunotherapy/desensitisation - series of injections of a small amount of the allergen to build up body's resistance

Specialist doctors and nurses will take you through your child's treatment programme step-by-step and answer any queries you may have.

If your child needs an inhaler, nasal spray adrenaline autoinjector (EpiPen®), the nurse will give you and your family training in how to use them.

Specialist allergy nurses may show you how to use the treatments. In the case of food allergies, your child may also see a dietician.