Managing food allergies

The latest data indicates 10% of children aged one have a food allergy

Food allergies are on the rise, so it makes sense to revisit strategies for managing this potentially fatal condition.

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With recent increases in food allergy prevalence, there’s a growing need for GPs to assist in the management of patients with food allergy and to be skilled in assessing those at greater risk of anaphylaxis.

The latest Australian data indicate that 10% of children aged one have a challenge-confirmed food allergy.1

When should you suspect food allergy?

Food allergy is most commonly IgE mediated and