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Allergy patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date

Antibiotic challenge

This leaflet explains what happens now that your child has had an oral antibiotic challenge in hospital.

Food challenges and supervised feeds – information for parents and carers

Food challenges and supervised feeds are tests that are performed in hospital to see if your child is allergic to anything.

Getting enough calcium on a milk free diet – information for parents and carers

This is a diet sheet to help you make sure you and your child are getting enough calcium from your diet.

Immunotherapy treatment with Pharmalgen wasp or bee venom

This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having wasp or bee immunotherapy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.


This booklet has been given to you to help answer some of the questions you or your parents/carer may have about omalizumab treatment.

Sesame free diet

This information leaflet is a guide to avoiding all sesame and sesame containing products.

Skin prick testing

This leaflet explains what a skin prick test involves and what will happen when you and your child come to our clinic.

Suspected drug allergy investigations

This leaflet explains about what to expect when your child has an investigation of their suspected drug allergy at the children's allergy service at St Thomas' Hospital.

Welcome to the children's allergy service at St Thomas' Hospital

This leaflet tells what to expect from your appointment with the allergy service for children, based at St Thomas' Hospital.


This leaflet provides advice to parents of teenage children who are going to move from children's allergy services to adult services.
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For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.
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