When and Where?
We currently run between 8 and 10 consultant-led clinics and 3 nurse-led clinics per week. These numbers also encompass our bi-monthly drug allergy clinics.
Our clinics are currently based either in:
- Children's Outpatients, C Floor, Martin Wing, LGI, Leeds
- Outpatients Department, Wharfedale Hospital, Otley
Your appointment letter will indicate which location your appointment will be at. Unfortunately due to high demand there may be a period of time between the referral to our service and your child's appointment.
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.)
- Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (hayfever)
- Oral Allergy Syndrome
- Bee and Wasp sting allergy
- Latex allergy
- Drug (Medication) allergy
- We also work with young adults in transitioning them to adult services.
What to expect
On arrival to the clinic, a member of staff will measure your child's height and weight. You will then be seen by one of the allergy consultants, or the specialist allergy nurse. The clinic appointment will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your child's allergies, any concerns you have and establish a plan for management.
All members of our allergy team have been specially trained in caring for children with allergies, and our team consists of doctors, nurses and dietitians.
There are several tests that can be done to determine whether your child has an allergy; information about these can be found on the allergy testing page.
You will receive a plan on how to manage your child's allergy at home, school and nursery.