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How Do Doctors Test For Food Allergies?

How do doctors test for food allergies?

The most important aspect of assessing food allergies is the history of what happens after a certain food is eaten.

Skin Prick Test

Doctors will then perform a skin prick test, typically on the forearm or back, using concentrated extracts of the food in question.

We then wait approximately 10 minutes to see if a wheal or hive forms.

A presence of a hive suggests evidence of food allergy.

Read Tips On How To Navigate a New Allergy Diagnosis

The doctor interprets the result of skin testing in the context of the history and then provides guidance on what steps should be taken with specific foods.

Kidcrew Medical with Dr. Dina Kulik - Allergy

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Dr. Allison Kwan

Dr. Allison Kwan is a pediatric allergist. She completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto, followed by a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario, and a pediatric immunology and allergy fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Allison Kwan

Dr. Allison Kwan is a pediatric allergist. She completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto, followed by a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario, and a pediatric immunology and allergy fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children.

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