SKIN PRICK TESTING
Skin prick tests (Allergy Tests) are helpful in diagnosing immediate allergic reactions to foods. Skin prick testing involves pricking the skin with a specialised device through a drop of allergen.
Allergen Immunotherapy is the closest thing to a "cure" for allergy and requires regular administration of gradually increasing doses of allergen extracts over a period of 3-5 years.
A food challenge procedure definitively determines if your child is allergic to a particular food or allergen or not.
Food challenges are always conducted under specialised medical supervision.