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Food Allergies
Food Allergies
Food Allergies
Allergic to a particular kind of food? Post your allergy questions or comments here.
I am curious about testing for food allergies, what is involved and where can you have this done?
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Food Allergies

posted at 7/19/2011 11:02 AM CDT
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I am curious about testing for food allergies, what is involved and where can you have this done?

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 7/19/2011 11:31 AM CDT
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Contact your Dr. and they will direct you to the allergist within your area.  We had our 2 children tested last year.  They do a simple skin test that takes less than an hour in the office.  It is extrememly beneficial l if you are questioning the safety of a certain food. 

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 10/22/2011 10:02 PM CDT
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I have to totally ban the peanut butter from the home, as even if the child
touches traces of it, or smells it he can have a life threatening reaction.
I could see it if I were in a center.  There are different rooms, but I would be
concerned of cross-contamination.  (i.e. using a knife with traces of peanut
butter in the butter etc.)

My kids love it and whenever he is not here, we always have toast and peanut
butter or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.

In my children's shcool, they ban peanuts per class not per shool.  There is a
child both in Grade Kindergarten and 2 and 4 with allergies...so those
classrooms are not allowed nuts, etc.

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Re: Food Allergies

posted at 1/2/2012 4:35 PM CST
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They did the skin allergy test on me but it showed nothing and then my DR did a blood test which takes a lot longer and it showed what I was allergic to and what i was sensitive to and now I know what to stay away from and what causes reactions. So personally i would ask about doing a blood test.

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 1/2/2012 4:36 PM CST
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They did the skin allergy test on me but it showed nothing and then my DR did a blood test which takes a lot longer and it showed what I was allergic to and what i was sensitive to and now I know what to stay away from and what causes reactions. So personally i would ask about doing a blood test.

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 1/3/2012 4:16 PM CST
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In Response to Food Allergies:
I am curious about testing for food allergies, what is involved and where can you have this done?
Posted by LAbraham925


Talk with your physician about where you would tested, they may refer you to an allergist. There are a few different tests available.

The RAST/ELISA testing involves a blood test it is about 60% accurate. Since it isn't 100% accurate, a negative test result may not mean that the food is safe.
The skin prick testing (SPT/Scratch test) is very accurate for environmental allergies but only 30-50% predictive for food allergies.

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 2/9/2012 9:05 AM CST
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I recently found out that I have a Fructose Intolerance. I found this out after having done a 2 day breath test. Just wondering if anyone else out there has the same thing and how your diet has been adjusted?

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 2/9/2012 9:05 AM CST
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I recently found out that I have a Fructose Intolerance. I found this out after having done a 2 day breath test. Just wondering if anyone else out there has the same thing and how your diet has been adjusted?

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 2/9/2012 11:02 AM CST
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You have to do the blood test to actually find out what foods you are sensitive to.


It has changed my life.  I had fibromyalgia for years and controlled it some with supplements but once I found out what I was sensitive to and avoided those foods or just rotated them in once in a while I have been so much better.

Re: Food Allergies, fibroymyalgia, NAFLD, earaches

posted at 5/3/2012 11:00 AM CDT
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I have had chronic sinusitis, earaches, headaches since a teen.

I was diagnoses with fibromyalgia in the late 90's after a tick bite.

I was told approximately 5 yrs ago I had Non Alcholic Liver Disease.

I did a clinical trial Diet/weight loss program at KU Medical center and when they took ALL foods away but fresh fruits and vegetables and their HMR preservative free meals and shakes within 2 weeks ALL MY FIBROMYALGIA pain was gone.

Since then I have gone GLUTEN and PRESERVATIVE FREE my liver enzymes ae normal -fibromyalgia pain still gone BUT I occasionally get weird earaches/headaches and sinus pressure without signs of mucus- I am wondering if this is a sign of another FOOD SENSITIVITY??

ANYONE HAVE ISSUES WITH LEGUMES??

Doing an elimination diet I use Almond Milk instead of regular dairy and can eat Byers Natural Vanilla Ice cream without any noticable issues.

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 7/30/2012 7:58 PM CDT
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I wanna know, too if I have any allergies that causes my skin to dry/itch sometimes. Or probably this is just because of the weather?

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 12/9/2012 10:54 PM CST
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My kids love it and whenever he is not here, we always have toast and peanut butter or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 2/14/2013 7:39 AM CST
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I recently found out that I have a Fructose Intolerance. I found this out after having done a 2 day breath test. Just wondering if anyone else out there has the same thing and how your diet has been adjusted?
Posted by bschull


I found out that I have Fructose malabsorbtion by a breath test.  I am still having problems.  I've taken all sugar and sugar alcohol out of my diet and all wheat. NO garlic or onion (which I love) but I'm still having problem.  My symptoms seem to be less at times but still having lots of problems.  There are NO support groups or dietitians in the area who have work with this and I feel like I'm on my own with it.  The closest place is Lincoln but that just too far to travel.  What have you tried to help with your symptoms?

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 8/26/2013 9:21 AM CDT
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There's no standard test used to confirm or rule out a food allergy. Your doctor will consider a number of things before making a diagnosis like description of your symptoms, physical examination, skin test, blood test and oral food challenge. So the best thing to do is to consult a doctor.

 

-Rosetta

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 10/2/2014 3:00 AM CDT
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Food allergies are really big problem. It causes lots of problems. 

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 10/8/2014 5:00 AM CDT
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Take advice from your doctor, he will suggest you a proper diet.

Re: Food Allergies

posted at 10/21/2014 4:46 PM CDT
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No food allergies are not contagious. However, in blood transfusions, an allergic persons antibodies are in the blood so until that blood dies and is replaced by the hosts non-allergenic blood the host may react to the allergies of the person who donated the blood. But the allergy should not be permanent.

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