A 39-year-old member asked:
how can i have my 19 month old toddler tested for food intolerances?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jerry Casale answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Bloodtest: At this age skin testing is not reliable, blood tests are a little better however they still are not very exact especially if ur talking sensitivity vs allergy. Skin testing is more exact when they are a little older and the immune system is stronger.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Trial and error: While blood and skin tests are available to confirm food allergies, most food intolerance is found by trial and error. Lactose, a common food intolerance, can be confirmed by testing, but simply noting a change to bloating,gas and watery diarrhea on it is adequate evidence for most.Red dye#40 is another common intolerance.So reading labels and selective food elimination can help track these down.
Answered on Nov 10, 2015
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