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How do I get tested for food allergies? I mean, where do you start?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Start with history

Sit down and write out your symptoms, when they appear after eating, how they progress, when they resolve.
List all the foods you ate before symptoms appeared. If a processed food, save the ingredient list. Write down what medications you tried & how they worked. Take this information to a board-certified allergist. Together you can decide on relevant skin or blood food allergy tests.

In brief: Start with history

Sit down and write out your symptoms, when they appear after eating, how they progress, when they resolve.
List all the foods you ate before symptoms appeared. If a processed food, save the ingredient list. Write down what medications you tried & how they worked. Take this information to a board-certified allergist. Together you can decide on relevant skin or blood food allergy tests.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See an allergist

After the allergist takes a detailed history(ie.
What foods you are concerned about and what reactions you experienced) they will decide if skin testing or blood testing is the best way way to start.

In brief: See an allergist

After the allergist takes a detailed history(ie.
What foods you are concerned about and what reactions you experienced) they will decide if skin testing or blood testing is the best way way to start.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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