The number of children who received hospital treatment for allergies has increased by 65% across England in the past five years, figures have revealed.

In 2013-14, 2,873 teenagers sought treatment for allergies whereas in 2017-18 it was 4,743, data from NHS Digital shows.

Allergy UK said this could be because this was the age when sufferers started taking responsibility for themselves.

There have been calls for the government to introduce legislation on how schools should manage allergies.