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Can keeping a food diary help your doctor determine if you have a food allergy?

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This simple task can help you help your doctor figure out what’s going on. For 1 or 2 weeks, write down in a notebook:

  • Everything you eat
  • Any symptoms you have
  • How long the symptoms happen after you eat certain foods

SOURCES:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Food Allergies and Intolerances."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Food Allergy FAQ."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Diagnosing Food Allergies," "Treating Food Allergies."

Medical News Today: "What Is a Food Allergy? What To Do When a Food Allergy is Suspected?"

NIAID-sponsored expert panel, , December 2010. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Food Allergies and Intolerances."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Food Allergy FAQ."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Diagnosing Food Allergies," "Treating Food Allergies."

Medical News Today: "What Is a Food Allergy? What To Do When a Food Allergy is Suspected?"

NIAID-sponsored expert panel, , December 2010. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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