An allergy is a reaction the body has to a particular food or substance.
Allergies are particularly common in children. Some allergies go away as a child gets older, although many are lifelong. Adults can develop allergies to things they weren't previously allergic to.
Having an allergy can be a nuisance and affect your everyday activities, but most allergic reactions are mild and can be largely kept under control. Severe reactions can occasionally occur, but these are uncommon.
Any children under 5, please contact your GP. If your child or baby has multiple allergies or a severe reaction, your GP may refer you to the allergy clinic at the local hospital.
Any children over 4 years of age and in school, your GP will be the key healthcare professional to manage your child's needs. When your child is attending the local school, depending on the severity of the condition, the school may provide a care plan for a child whilst he or she is in the school. Please contact your local school on having a care plan.
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