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Food allergy

• Causes: cow’s milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, soy, peanut, tree nut

• Effects: digestive (vomit, colic, diarrhoea, distension and bloating), skin (rash, hives, eczema), nasal (sniffing, sneezing, clear watering, obstruction), respiratory (wheeze, asthma)

 

Allergic rhinitis

• Causes: dog, cat, horse, house dust mite, moulds, grass / flower / tree pollen

• Effects: nasal congestion, obstruction, sneezing, running nose and sniffing

 

Eczema and atopic dermatitis

• Causes: house dust mite, dog dander, cat, mould, food (milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanut)

• Effects: 0-2 years old (cradle cap / cheeks / back of knees and elbows). 2-12 years old (dry scaly itchy patches over body, especially front of knees and ankles)

Allergy is an over-reaction of the body to a substance that is normally considered harmless. The immune system mounts a hypersensitivity reaction which causes release of chemicals; this reaction results in the symptoms of allergy.

For allergy testing and advice please call 01935 817442

• Identification of allergic trigger factors in food and the environment

• Implementation of management plan to minimise allergen exposure

• Referral onto health professionals for further advice if needed

Allergy testing is performed for the following reasons:

Common allergic conditions and their symptoms are as follows:

Allergy treatment and advice

Dr Robinson provides advice and guidance on allergy having undertaken courses at Birmingham and Plymouth Hospitals. He has also observed in allergy clinics at St Thomas’ Hospital London.

 

Allergy Testing using the Skin Prick technique can be provided if considered safe, appropriate and indicated. The cost for allergy testing is included in the 1 hour appointment fee.

Advice and guidance on allergic conditions

• Optimization of conventional treatment and emergency situation management

• Awareness of relevant foods to avoid

• Safe dietary expansion in the situation of inappropriate avoidance measures

Dr Tim Robinson has been a practicing GP since 1989. Over the last 25 years he has found many conditions in General Practice that are not effectively treated with conventional medicine. This led him to further training in order to provide a more holistic, whole person approach to health care. Besides allergy he also has expertise and training in Nutritional Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine and Western Medical Acupuncture.

Dr Tim Robinson MB BS MSc MRCGP DRCOG MFHom

Tim Robinson