A leading Harley Street-based specialist in paediatric allergy and immunology, offering expert assessment and management of children with allergic conditions, including food allergy, eczema, asthma, hayfever, urticaria, insect sting allergy and drug allergy.
Dr Helen Cox is Clinical Lead Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Imperial College NHS Trust. She provides private assessment and management of children with allergic conditions at The Harley Street Paediatric Group and BUPA Cromwell Hospital, London.
Treatment of childhood allergy in London
Allergies occur when the body reacts to a substance in
the environment. Known as allergens, these substances are harmless to
unaffected people but can induce troublesome symptoms in those who are
susceptible, ranging from the mild and transient through to the chronic
or acutely life threatening. An estimated 50% of children in the UK
today have an allergy, with common childhood allergens including eggs,
nuts, wheat, milk, tree and grass pollen, house dust mites, and bee and
Childhood allergies can have a deleterious effect on the
overall health and well-being of the child. Symptoms involving areas
such as the airways, skin, eyes, nose, throat and digestive system can
be similar to other childhood conditions and may not always be obvious
as an allergic problem. It is important, however, that children in whom
such symptoms are recurrent or severe have their symptoms investigated,
as early diagnosis and treatment can significantly minimise the impact
that an allergy has on a child's day-to-day life.
A leading Paediatric Allergy Specialist in Harley Street, London
Following her medical training at Cape Town University in South Africa, Dr Cox undertook specialist training in paediatrics, immunology and allergy at Guy's Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Awarded a medical doctorate for research into the genetics of eczema, she is an author of the NICE guidelines on the management of eczema, and in conjunction with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, is involved in the development of national care pathways for children affected by allergic conditions.
With extensive experience in treating children with all forms of allergic disease, Dr Cox has a particular clinical and research interest in food allergy and the role that food plays in eczema, asthma and hayfever. She is skilled in all the latest testing and treatment techniques for allergy, including immunotherapy, and always adopts a holistic, whole system approach when treating children with allergic symptoms.
Conditions treated by Dr Helen Cox
Dr Cox offers expert assessment and treatment for all paediatric allergic conditions, including:
- Food allergy
- Insect sting allergy
- Animal allergies
- Recurrent infections
Dr Helen Cox is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including HCA Hospitals
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