Food Allergies (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Because symptoms can come back even after the injection, go to the emergency room every time you have a reaction, even if you are feeling better. You should be observed for several hours after the reaction.
If you witness a severe allergic reaction and the person becomes unconscious, call
If your food allergy symptoms are getting worse, call your doctor. It is important to know which foods are to blame so that you can avoid them.
If your food allergy symptoms do not get worse or are not too severe or bothersome, you can try eliminating suspect foods from your diet to see whether symptoms disappear.
Who To See
The following health professionals may evaluate and treat mild food allergies:
An allergy specialist may be needed when:
You may also be referred to other specialists, such as a:
A nutritionist or registered dietitian can help you keep a balanced diet even when you can't eat some foods. A nutritionist or dietitian can also help you learn how to avoid hidden allergens in foods and give you ideas about how to make substitutions in recipes.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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