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 Adrenaclick, Auvi-Q, EpiPen, a generic, or Symjepi)?
  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 Nayana Ambardekar, MD on July 27, 2019


SOURCES: "Allergic Rhinitis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor," "Food Allergies: Questions to Ask Your Doctor."

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation: "What Questions Should I Ask an Allergist on an Initial Visit?"

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