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Food Allergies: Questions for Your Doctor

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

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on December 02, 2014

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