Flashcards in Allergy in Childhood Deck (7):
What are the 8 big food allergens?
Which is better, skin prick tests or serum allergen tests?
What is the limitation of skin prick and serum testing?
They can be used to estimate probability but not the severity of response
How are reactions managed?
Salbutamol and steroids
Allergy action plan
What is FPIES? How does it present?
Food protein induced enterocolitis
- Profuse vomiting commonly 2-4 hours after ingestion of allergen for the first or second time
- Child is unwell, can appear septic
How do you treat FPIES?
Fluid resuscitation - child responds quickly