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How are food allergies diagnosed?

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To diagnose a food allergy, a doctor must first determine if you're having an adverse reaction to specific foods. Your doctor will make this assessment with the help of a your medical history, your diet diary, or an elimination diet.

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances."  UpToDate. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2020

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