The new Food allergy – IgE mediated food allergy CPG has been developed by the CPG Committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Recognition and management of anaphylaxis is the most important consideration in any child presenting with suspected food allergy
- A comprehensive history is key to distinguishing true allergy from other types of adverse food reaction
- A child must avoid food(s) suspected of causing an IgE-mediated reaction, but not similar foods that have previously been tolerated
- A child presenting with suspected food allergy should go home with an allergy action plan and appropriate follow-up