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.