Review decision date: February 2014
Next review date: TBC
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- Children and young people up to their 19th birthday who have symptoms or signs that could suggest food allergy.
- Children and young people who are at greater risk of developing a food allergy. For example, they may already have another condition linked with allergies such as asthma, atopic eczema (an allergy-related type of eczema that tends to run in families) or allergic rhinitis (a type of allergy that includes hay fever). Alternatively, they may have a parent, brother or sister with a food allergy or allergy-related condition.
It does not specifically look at:
- Children and young people who have a reaction to a food that is not caused by the immune system (for example, an intolerance to lactose, the main sugar found in dairy products).
This guideline was previously called food allergy in children and young people: Diagnosis and assessment of food allergy in children and young people in primary care and community settings.