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What questions will your doctor ask to diagnose my food allergies?

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You may need to answer questions like these:

  • What was the timing of the allergic reaction?
  • Was allergy treatment successful?
  • Is the reaction always linked to a certain food?
  • Did anyone else get sick?
  • How much did you eat before the reaction started?
  • How was the food prepared?
  • Did you eat anything else at the same time?

SOURCES:

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

SOURCES:

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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