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How do I find out if my child is allergic to food, specifically nuts without ingestion?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: Several options

There are both blood tests and skin tests that can be done to see if possible allergies to specific foods/exposures.
Would work in concert with your doc or allergist, as these tests can be a little misleading at times - just because something comes back "positive" does not always mean a true clinical allergy exists.Ingestion trials should only be done in a qualified allergist office- just in case!

In brief: Several options

There are both blood tests and skin tests that can be done to see if possible allergies to specific foods/exposures.
Would work in concert with your doc or allergist, as these tests can be a little misleading at times - just because something comes back "positive" does not always mean a true clinical allergy exists.Ingestion trials should only be done in a qualified allergist office- just in case!
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Dr. Natalie Geary
Intolerabces cannot be measured in the blood because they do not generate antibodies, its just a GI reaction. Elimination diets will give you that information should you choose to eliminate one food at a time and observe.
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