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What is the best food allergy test?

What is the best food allergy test?

Skin Prick Testing: Food allergies are diagnosed first by getting a detailed clinical history of reaction. If history is concerning then skin prick testing and/or serum IgE testing to concerning foods will be drawn. Skin prick testing usually done first followed by serum testing to follow sensitivity over time. Prick to prick testing with actual food is also helpful to help clarify risk. See Allergist for details. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the best food allergy, sensitivity or intolerance test?

What is the best food allergy, sensitivity or intolerance test?

Avoidance &challenge: Every test out there is imperfect. This is because there are many different mechanisms of food sensitivities- some mediated by igg, e, a & m antibodies, some by lymphocytes, some by inability to digest (lactose), some by inability to metabolize (nightshades) and there aren't tests for all of these. Avoiding suspect foods for 5 days to 1 month & challenging to see if you react is still the best test! ...Read more

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Which multivitamin brand is best for food allergies?

Which multivitamin brand is best for food allergies?

None: There is no need to start a vitamin to treat or prevent food allergies. If you are allergic to milk and do not have sufficient calcium in your diet you may need a calcium supplement. ...Read more

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What doctor would be best for food allergy testing?

What doctor would be best for food allergy testing?

An allergist: An allergist will give you the best guidance best on your test results and advise you if you are truly allergic to a food or not. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of food allergy?

How can I best take care of food allergy?

Epinephrine: Food allergies cause life threatening reactions. These reactions can only be effectively treated with Epinephrine (adrenaline). Antihistamines can treat skin symptoms, but if breathing difficulty or low blood pressure happen (which is impossible to predict), they will not help. Anyone with a food allergy should always have Epinephrine available. ...Read more

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My child has food allergies. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has food allergies. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Dangerous: Tell them that he is sensitive to certain foods and he has to avoid them , otherwise it will make him really sick! he has to bring a special injection kit in case this happen to save his life. ...Read more

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How can you best gain weight given my food allergies and dietary restrictions?

How can you best gain weight given my food allergies and dietary restrictions?

What is your weight?: Unless you are grossly underweight, it is not a good idea to gain weight. Given your health conditions, it would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to avoid and what are the foods that are okay to eat for gluten allergy/sensitivity?

Gluten foods: People with gluten sensitivity need to avoid all foods containing wheat, barley and rye. Other foods are ok. There are many alternatives now in the supermarkets which makes it easier for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my tiredness stems from food allergies?

Which food: If one food then quit and see what happens , if big reaction and taking lot of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause tiredness. ...Read more