Allergy and General Paediatrics

Allergy is a common general paediatric condition affecting an estimated 800,000 children across Australia.

General paediatricians are skilled in holistic care of the child and family which is the cornerstone of successful management of chronic allergic disease including food allergy, asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema.

Often allergy is a co-morbidity to paediatric referrals and can impact significantly on family dynamics, school performance, learning, behaviour and emotional disorders. The general paediatrician plays a significant supportive role to tertiary allergy services.