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Alternative allergy test offers 'mislead parents'

There is no scientific evidence that complementary therapies or kits sold through websites can identify allergies, the NHS watchdog NICE says.

It said sites for services such as hair analysis use plausible stories, but are not backed up by scientific evidence.

It is publishing new guidance to help doctors in England identify when a child may have allergy problems.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 23 Feb 2011