The treatment will vary depending on the type of allergy.
- For infants with cow’s milk allergy, the treatment is often an alterative milk formula.
- For immediate relief of allergy symptoms that come on acutely, antihistamines and adrenaline auto-injectors are potential treatment options.
- For control of eczema, asthma and hay fever symptoms topical steroids are often used (eczema – ointments & creams, asthma – inhalers, hay fever – nasal sprays)
- Desensitisation (giving very small amounts of the substance that triggered the reaction and then slowly building up the amount) can be used to treat hay fever and some food allergies.