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Key questions on food allergies

Module summary
Paediatric allergy consultant Dr Adam Fox and allergy GPSI Dr David Mass answer questions from GP Dr Sara Ritchie on cow’s milk allergy, urticaria and when an adrenaline autoinjector is needed.
Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on food allergies, including:

  • How to diagnose cow’s milk protein intolerance in a bottlefed baby
  • When a viral cause of symptoms should be suspected rather than food allergy
  • Who should be advised to carry an adrenaline autoinjector
  • IgE- versus non-IgE mediated reactions 

This article was reviewed and updated in January 2017 by Dr Adam Fox.

Author

Dr Adam Fox is a consultant in paediatric allergy at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, and Dr David Mass is an allergy GPSI in north west London.

Dr Sara Ritchie is a GP in Stoke Newington, north London. 

If you are interested in learning more about allergy, there are many courses and seminars available through the King’s College London Allergy Academy:allergyacademy.org

 

Date module published
10/12/2014
Module due for review
10/12/2016
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
really helpful module for primary care. Good information about IgE testing over RAST testing.
Emma Laing
22.05.2017.
Ok
Martin Cottrell
30.04.2017.
Useful information.
Dawn Tierney
21.03.2017.
very infromative
Angela Davies
14.03.2017.
excellent, thanks
Shonagh speed-andrews
13.03.2017.