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Instructions on how to make a referral

Referrals from GPs and Secondary Care Paediatricians are accepted via Healthlink or as typed letters.

Emailed referrals are discouraged. All referrals are triaged according to the information provided.

Referrals for the following conditions are encouraged:
- Anaphylaxis
- Immediate type Food Allergy
- Allergic Rhino-conjunctivitis unresponsive to treatment with oral antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays and/or antihistamine eyedrops
- Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES)
- Recalcitrant Chronic Spontaneous or Physical Urticaria for consideration for second line therapy (Omalizumab)
- Drug allergy/ delabelling
- Venom Allergy
- Vaccine Allergy

Referrals discouraged:
- Screening for food allergy due to sibling history
- Screening for antibiotic allergy or venom allergy due to family history
- Allergy testing in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis
- Allergy testing in the management of non-allergic urticaria
- Investigation of possible delayed Cows Milk allergy in children with abdominal symptoms.

Other useful links for Health Care Professionals:
- Irish Food Allergy Network

- ICGP Foods Allergy in Children, Quick reference guide

Videos:
- Managing Allergic Reactions

IFAN Allergy Podinars 2021:

- Ep1 Common allergy issues in the first year

- Ep2 Respiratory Allergies

- Ep3 Adult Allergy

- Ep4 Immunoprevention and Immunotherapy

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