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    Don’t use antihistamines to treat anaphylaxis — prompt administration of adrenaline (epinephrine) is the only treatment for anaphylaxis

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    Allergen immunotherapy should not be used for routine treatment of food allergy — research in this area is ongoing

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    Food specific IgE testing should not be performed without a clinical history suggestive of IgE mediated food allergy   

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    Don’t delay introduction of solid foods to infants — ASCIA Guidelines for Infant Feeding and allergy prevention recommend introduction of solid foods to infants around 6 months of age