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Is There A Way To Check If We Are Allergic To Milk
Food Allergy: Several ways to find out food allergy. #1.In pediatricians office- childhood allergy panel (blood test) can be ordered, not 100% accurate, it tests 14-18 allergens. #2. Dermatologists do skin allergy testing. #3. Parents can find out by the process of elimination. If 4 or 5 food are suspected, stop all these for 2 weeks, then re-introduce one in each week ...And find out which one is responsible. ...Read more
Blood and breath: Hydrogen breath test:breathing into balloon-type container after drinking flavored liquid containing lactose. Samples of breath collected at set time periods and hydrogen levels checked.Normally, little hydrogen.Unless body has trouble breaking down and absorbing lactose.Blood lactose tolerance test:body creates glucose when lactose breaks down.Ingest lactose solution and blood samples checked. ...Read more
Are you able to take a test besides patch testing to see if you are allergic to something? can a skin biopsy tell you if you are allergic to a cosmetic or is there some other test that help determine if you are allergic to it
Treatment options: While the best treatment is avoidance, medications may reduce symptoms partially, but not likely the best long term treatment. In the long run, allergy injections are more likely to be the best treatment as they are "disease modifying" rather than just covering up the symptoms. An allergist can review risks and benefits of allergy shots. ...Read more
Read labels: The most important thing to do is reading labels carefully If the reaction was severe, be sure that you have EpiPen (epinephrine) with you in case of accidental exposure. Be sure that this is just a blood test or skin test reaction to buckwheat since tests alone cannot be relied on as a diagnosis. ...Read more
Allergy testing food: Your response to a shrimp skin test can give you a pretty good idea of how allergic you are. You could also have a blood test. It is important not to try eating shrimp if you have had a serious allergic reaction to a food and you think it is shrimp. It could be dangerous to eat a food you think you are allergic to. The only way to be sure the test is correct though, is to eat it in the dr office. ...Read more
What are signs and is there any thing a person can take thats natural to find out if they have intestinal paricites?
Real science: I would only accept a diagnosis of intestinal parasites if it were made by a competent lab on a stool specimen. There are many websites that suggest that huge numbers of people in the developed world are sick primarily because of parasites that evidence-based medicine isn't finding. I don't believe this and would urge you to be skeptical as well. ...Read more
I believe I have intolerances to some foods but unsure how to pinpoint which ones. What is preferred method? Is there a lab test that would help?
Yes: You can have your blood tested for IgE antibodies to food antigens. However, trial and error with food intake, while laborious, is a more fruitful way to ascertain if you are intolerant to some foods. ...Read more
No: You get what you get!Get a more detailed answer ›
Not really: Not really. Substitution is the treatment with avoidance of the offending product. ...Read more
Not yet: The most effective way to treat an allergy is to avoid it. Currently, the only recommended method to treat food allergies including pumpkin is to avoid eating it. Research is being conducted on other ways to treat through desensitization food allergies, but this is still research. ...Read more
How likely is it for pollen allergies to be passed? Are there ways to reduce or "cushion" allergies for kids?
A few tips: Although there is a strong genetic component for allergy, you cannot pass along the pollen allergy like a virus but your offsprings will more likely have allergic diseases. There is strong evidence that children raised in a farm and exposed to many animals is less likely to develop allergy. Low vitamin d level in the pregnant mother is linked to a higher incidence of allergy in the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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