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Recognition and management of food allergy in children

28 February 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

food allergy

Incidence of food allergy has been increasing and is more commonly seen in children. Allergic reactions can vary, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. This...

Understanding allergies and their treatment

16 May 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Allergies are common and although their effects are often minor, they can be life threatening. The authors discuss the background to allergy and give guidance for...

Understanding allergies and their treatment

01 May 2001

Primary Health Care

CPD

Allergies are common and although their effects are often minor, they can be life threatening. The authors discuss the background to allergy and give guidance for...

Identifying, diagnosing and managing skin allergies

28 April 2016

Primary Health Care

CPD

There are several skin conditions that can be triggered by allergy. These allergies can be extremely uncomfortable, cause a great deal of distress, anxiety and...

Management of allergic rhinitis

18 June 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever, can have a major effect on patients’ quality of life. This article outlines the assessment and management of this common...

Adverse reactions to wound dressings

17 July 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the potential risks to patients’ skin from the use of wound dressings and how to minimise those risks. Guidance is provided on the steps to be...

Recognition and management of patients with anaphylaxis

23 May 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially fatal systemic allergic reaction. It requires rapid recognition, treatment and management by health professionals. With their...

Anaphylaxis: diagnosis and treatment

12 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent. Healthcare professionals working in a variety of settings...

Food challenges:

01 November 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

The prevalence of food allergy in the paediatric population varies between 4 and 8 per cent (Hide and Guyer 1983) with an apparent increase in the number of cases in...

Food challenges: A review and audit

01 November 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

The prevalence of food allergy in the paediatric population varies between 4 and 8 per cent (Hide and Guyer 1983) with an apparent increase in the number of cases in...