The Allergy Clinic is a referral based clinic for the diagnosis and management of children with complex allergic diseases including:
- Food allergy
- Anaphylaxis – severe allergic reaction
- Allergy-related skin disorders – such as eczema, dermatitis,
- Urticaria (hives) (Chronic, Idiopathic, Cold/Heat induced etc.)
- Hayfever (Allergic Rhinitis)
- Oral Allergy Syndrome
- Bee and Wasp sting allergy
- Latex allergy
- Drug (Medication) allergy
Clinics - When and Where
6-7 Consultant-led clinics per week (new and follow-up clinics)
2 Nurse-led clinics per week
Clinics are held in the Children’s Outpatient Department, C Floor, Martin Wing, Leeds General Infirmary.
Clinic Appointment - What to expect
At the children’s allergy clinics, your child will be looked after by a team of specialists who have been trained in looking after children who have allergies.
This includes consultants, specialist nurse and the allergy dietitian. Your child will be examined and assessed by a specialist and any necessary allergy tests carried out.
When possible, a diagnosis will be made and any treatment required will be discussed before you leave.
Prior to seeing the doctor or the specialist nurse, the clinic staff will measure your child’s weight and height.
This will usually be followed by a consultation with the doctor or the specialist nurse and this will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s allergies, any concerns you may have and a plan for management.
The doctor or specialist nurse will discuss with you any allergy tests that may be needed as well as the possible outcomes.
Most of our patients have skin prick tests which will be performed to find any food or environmental allergens.
From your child’s history and the allergy test results we can usually tell what your child is allergic to and the doctor or nurse specialist will then discuss with you how to manage the allergy and what treatments are required.
An individual management plan will be drawn up for you and your child to manage their condition at home.