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Food Allergies: Questions for Your Doctor

  1. Am I really allergic to this food?
  2. What will happen if I eat this food again?
  3. Can you give me a complete list of foods I should avoid?
  4. How can I avoid trigger foods?
  5. Could these foods be called different things on food packaging?
  6. What should I do if I eat the food accidentally?
  7. Do I need to carry epinephrine shots (such as Auvi-Q or Epi-Pen)?
  8. Should I get medical ID jewelry for emergencies? Should I call the doctor every time I have an allergic reaction?
  9. Do I need to make an appointment with an allergy specialist?
  10. Should I get an allergy test? Why or why not? How does that work?
  11. Should I keep a food diary?
  12. Do I need to worry about getting the right nutrition because of my allergy?
  13. How can I make sure I am getting enough nutrients if I avoid this food?
  14. Can you refer me to a dietitian who can help me with a food plan?
  15. Could I be allergic to other foods, now or in the future?
  16. Should I be worried about other allergies?

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD on November 07, 2012

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