A 35-year-old female asked:
what kind of specialist should i get for soy, peanut & histamine diet so i won't get an allergic reaction and lose weight.
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Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
A dietitian, not a: physician, most likely. Histamine= a hormone made internally (not in food) & induces itching/capillary-dilatation/redness/edema; i.e. allergic response. Plus what people have "allergic responses" to in skin vs. mouth vs. pharynx vs. blood, etc, vary quite widely with no clear correlations with one another. Yet many assume that skin tests are a "Gold Standard" & offer clear guidance. Humm....
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Last updated Apr 18, 2015
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