oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Eight myths from the food allergy clinic : review article

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



There are a number of areas of controversy and dogma surrounding food allergy that are widely believed by both parents of children with food allergy and the health professionals who care for them. Consequences of these misconceptions include heightened anxiety, risk taking, inappropriate food exclusion with nutritional consequences and unnecessary omission of vaccination because of fear of an allergic reaction. New research is improving our understanding of the development of allergies and their management. This article aims to address a few of the common myths in paediatric food allergy.

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