Child allergies uncovered over the festive period?

It is often over the festive period when children come into contact with some of the most popular causes of child allergies including nuts, eggs and fish. Dr José Costa is a paediatric allergy consultant who provides diagnosis and management of child allergies and more.

Dr José Costa runs several allergy clinics in Oxfordshire focusing on the diagnosis and management of Food Allergy, Hayfever, Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria and Angioedema, Eczema, Asthma and MCAS.

Dr Costa will first assess you or your child during an allergy consultation. Then, depending on the potential allergy, Dr Costa may recommend further relevant tests to diagnose the cause of the allergic reaction. Some of these options include skin prick tests, blood tests, vitamin deficiency tests, core biochemistry screening and itching (Pruritus) assessments.

Based on the results of the allergy tests, Dr Costa will be able to provide you / your child with the best plan to manage the symptoms, along with any advice on possible ways of minimising or controlling these going forward.

Dr Costa works with many private medical insurance providers, including – AetnaAvivaAXA PPP HealthcareBupaCignaHealixPolice MutualVitality and WPA.

About Dr José Costa

Dr José Costa (MD, FRCPCH, PGCert Allergy, PGCert Paed Allergy) is a Consultant Paediatrician and fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

He has over 14 years' experience in Paediatrics and over 7 years in Paediatric Allergy.