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Food allergies test

How does a person know that they have a food allergy? The simple answer is that as a child they ate something their body had a reaction to and their parents realized that there was some type of food allergy to be wary of. The other way to determine if a person has a food allergy is by the food allergies test. The food allergies test has been designed by scientist to test the individual with small amounts of food to see if they will get a reaction. The food allergies test is an internal test as well as an external test. What this means is that some individuals can have a food allergies reaction just by touching the food they are allergic to, while others will have a reaction based on the digestion on the food. The food allergies test usually takes a few hours to perform. This is because the food allergies reactions can take up to three hours before a person will start to experience symptoms.

For mild food allergies the food allergies test may not work as well as one would hope. You see with a mild food allergy the body may not react to the same degree. This means that when you are taking part in the food allergies test you are not given a heavy dose of the food because the doctors obviously don’t want to have a serious reaction on their hands. In a small dose a person with a mild food allergy may not have any reaction at all. This can make it difficult for those individuals to be diagnosed.

Generally with allergies that are tested externally even food allergies tests that are done externally an area of the skin are going to be scrapped with the offending food item. The skin is then either going to have hives appear or it is not. This will tell the doctor if you are allergic to the external stimuli. You will also note that the test is going to be done on various parts of the body. If you think you have a food allergy it is best to seek a medical opinion and have the food allergies test completed. The doctor can help you determine what course of action may be needed if you do indeed have the food allergy. In most cases it will be a rotation diet as well as cutting out the ingredient you are allergic too.


April 3, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Food allergy

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