Skin prick tests and blood tests can be done to help diagnose a food allergy. They are also used over time to track the likelihood of the child outgrowing that particular allergy.
Standard advice for food allergy is to avoid the foods. Immunotherapy, which reduces the risk of allergic reactions and improves quality of life, is available for certain food allergies such as peanut, cashew, pistachio, egg, milk and wheat. The child should preferably be 5 years old and above although exceptions do exist. If you are interested in this immunotherapy, please discuss it with our paediatrician specialising in allergy.