Suspected Food Allergies

The key to diagnosing a food allergy is in the history.  An experienced allergy doctor listens carefully as a patient describes their symptoms, and the situation in which they occurred.

Food allergy symptoms can be variable and sometimes difficult to distinguish from non-allergic conditions, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Coeliac Disease, or Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria.

Keeping a record (or food diary) of  symptoms and their timing in relation to foods, is extremely helpful.

A Specialist Allergist will always target allergy testing to help clarify the reason for allergy symptoms.

If you suspect a specific food allergy, and you are attending our clinic, please refer to these pre-clinic instructions for suspected food allergy.