Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tulise | 2009/10/14

Q.

Allergy testing

Hi Doc,
Do you know of any centre in Pretoria that does allergy testing (skin test) for children above ages of 2 and 4years. Will it help me to identify a preservative, maize and of gluten allergy? I' m really tired of productive coughs and purulent running noses...even after tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy and grommets. We tried to stay away from preservatives, but it just goes on and on. Is there anything we can try?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It would be worthwhile trying to get an appointment with Prof Robin Green who has an Allergy Clinic at the Dept of Paediatrics at the Pretoria Academic Hospital. He will make a clear diagnosis of your children's illness.

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