Food Allergies (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
To diagnose a food allergy, your doctor will start with a medical history and a physical exam. Your doctor may ask:
It's important to find out whether you have a food allergy or food intolerance. Your doctor may ask you to keep a record of all the foods you eat and any reactions you have to them. Your doctor will also consider if your reaction could have been caused by things like allergies to medicines or insect stings, food poisoning, irritants in foods, or exposure to skin irritants.
Your doctor may ask you to try an elimination diet, an oral food allergy challenge, or both.
After you have been diagnosed with a food allergy, you may also have allergy tests, such as skin tests or blood tests, to find out which foods you are allergic to.
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