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A GP's perspective on allergy

Dr Jo Walsh, General Practitioner for the Anaphylaxis Campaign talks about food allergy. She was part of the committee that compiled the NICE guidelines that GPs should follow when diagnosing food allergies in children and young people.

In this video you can hear about how allergies are diagnosed - by looking at the child's allergic history and tested - either by 'challenge' testing or blood tests.

Getting diagnosed or confirming no allergies is often a great relief for children and their parents or carers, so if you're concerned about possible allergies in your child, see your GP. Allergy tests are available for free on the NHS and you can request this during your visit.