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Has anyone tried an elemental diet for food allergies?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes.

Its commonly used for patients with eosinophiilic esophagitis (ee) and can be very effective.
If symptoms fail to resolve in 2-3 weeks that's an excellent indication that they are not due to food allergy. If they do resolve foods can be reintroduced one at a time every few days to see if they are tolerated or trigger allergic symptoms.

In brief: Yes.

Its commonly used for patients with eosinophiilic esophagitis (ee) and can be very effective.
If symptoms fail to resolve in 2-3 weeks that's an excellent indication that they are not due to food allergy. If they do resolve foods can be reintroduced one at a time every few days to see if they are tolerated or trigger allergic symptoms.
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