Treatment of mild or localised reactions

A mild form of urticarial rash and itching may be the only manifestation if the sensitivity to food is low or only a small amount has been ingested. Oral symptoms, of swelling and numbness of the lips and localised itching, are common symptoms of allergy to fresh or raw fruits in some patients who are highly sensitive to pollen (oral allergy syndrome). Treatment with oral antihistamine may be sufficient for these episodes. Patients should keep a supply of non-sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine (10 mg) or loratidine (10 mg) tablets. For children, antihistamine syrup (cetirizine or chlorpheniramine) should be prescribed. If the episode does not respond to oral antihistamine or if there are signs of progression, medical help should be sought.

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