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Childhood Allergy and Immunology Research (CAIR)

Infants who have moderate to severe eczema are at highest risk of developing egg allergy. 50% of children with egg allergy go on to develop respiratory (asthma, Hayfever) allergic disease. Recent studies suggest that oral tolerance to “allergy-causing” foods can be achieved through early, regular exposure to these foods.

Our study – Egg allergy prevention study

In this study, we hope to show that early, regular feeding with egg will reduce egg allergy. Participation will include a dietary supplement from 4-8 months, 3 allergy clinic visits at Princess Margaret Hospital and 4 follow-up phone calls.

Victorian Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Study

Is your child allergic to peanut? Is your child aged between 1 and 10?

The Royal Children’s Hospital and MCRI are conducting a study evaluating a possible new treatment for peanut allergy.
To find out more, please contact our Research Nurses.



Knowledge for life


Newly diagnosed

Being diagnosed with a potentially severe allergy is scary. But don’t worry, you’re not alone – help and support is available.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia is a national support group for people caring for or at risk of anaphylaxis. Learn more...

Spotlight on...

Don’t miss out on life because you have an allergy. With some forward planning and good communication, you can participate in almost anything you desire.

Check out our Life stages section for more specific information.

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