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    Food Allergies: Questions for Your Doctor

    If you sometimes get hives or a rash after you eat, talk to your doctor to see if a food allergy is the cause. When you go in for your appointment, take this list with you to make sure you get all your questions answered.

    1. Can I outgrow my food allergy?
    2. Can you give me a complete list of foods I should avoid?
    3. How can I avoid trigger foods?
    4. Could these foods be called different things on food packaging?
    5. What should I do if I eat the food accidentally?
    6. Do I need to carry epinephrine shots (such as Auvi-Q or EpiPen)?
    7. Should I get medical ID jewelry for emergencies?
    8. Do I need to see an allergy specialist?
    9. Should I get an allergy test?
    10. Should I keep a food diary?
    11. How can I make sure I get enough nutrients if I avoid this food?
    12. Should I see a dietitian to help me with an eating plan?
    13. Could I be allergic to other foods, now or in the future?

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on December 02, 2014

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