Dr Clayton's paediatric dermatology clinic at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is ran alongside the Allergy-Immunology clinics. Many parents are concerned that their children may have food allergy. If your child has an immediate reaction to foods, then this can be tested via blood test or skin prick testing. However in most cases of Atopic Eczema there is no history of immediate reactions to foods and at present there is no test that is reliable to diagnose a delayed reaction. The media has incorrectly led many parents to seek food allergy testing for children with eczema.