Paediatric Allergy

Our paediatric allergy service provides care for children and adolescents suffering from any aspects of allergic disease. We strive to deliver high quality holistic care in a child friendly environment. 

 

We manage the following allergic conditions:

  • immediate and delayed food allergies
  • drug allergies
  • asthma
  • eczema
  • allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (hay fever)
  • urticaria (hives or nettle rash)
  • angioedema (swelling)

 

Tests and treatments for these conditions include:

  • Skin prick tests
  • Specific IgE testing
  • Oral food and drug challenges
  • Allergen immunotherapy to house dust mite, grass and tree pollens.
  • Education on how to use devices such as inhalers, nasal sprays and adrenaline auto-injectors for severe allergic reactions, and allergy action plans and asthma action plans

About Us

Dr Paula McQueen - Consultant paediatrician with special interest in paediatric allergy

Dr Anna Rucker - Consultant paediatrician with special interest in paediatric allergy

Dr Natalia Cartledge - Consultant paediatrician with special interest in paediatric allergy and dermatology, Paediatric Allergy Lead

Mrs Corinne Spencer - Paediatric allergy nurse

Mrs Rachel Vallis - Specialist dietician

 

Miss Mirium Zein - PA to paediatric allergy team

Contact: mirium.zein2@nhs.net

Patient Information and Resources

Useful Websites

Click here to access the National Eczema Society website - registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with eczema and their carers.

Click here to access the Allergy UK website - national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK.

Click here to access the BSACI website - The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Click here to access the Itchysneezywheezy website - provides information for allergy sufferers and health professionals.

Click here to access the Asthma UK website - work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

Click here to access the Anaphylaxis UK website - provides support, and comprehensive factsheets, to everyone affected by  anaphylaxis  and severe allergies.

 

Information Leaflets

Read the Allergy UK - Allergic Rhinitis and Hayfever leaflet here

Read the Allergy UK - Wasp and Bee Sting leaflet here

Read the Allergy UK - Early weaning information leaflet here

Read the Allergy UK - House dust mites leaflet here

Read the BSACI - House dust mite - avoidance leaflet here

Read the BSACI - How to perform nasal douching leaflet here

Read the BSACI - Nasal spray - how to use leaflet here

Read the BDA - urticaria and angioedema leaflet here

Read the BDA - Vitamin D leaflet here

Read the iMAP - Getting enough calcium on a milk-free - Factsheet for Parents leaflet here 

Read the iMAP - milk ladder leaflet here

Read the iMAP - milk ladder recipes leaflet here

Nead the NES - Factsheet Topical Steroids leaflet here

Read the Food allergies and eczema leaflet here