Food Allergy Testing in Scottsdale, AZ
Prevent: Adverse food allergic reactions
Correct: Your overall diet plan
Maintain: General health and well-being
According to researchers, up to 15 million Americans—5.9 million of them children under 18—have food allergies.
Furthermore, about 30 percent of those kids suffer from more than one food allergy. Even worse is the fact that between 1997 and 2011, there has been a 50 percent rise in the prevalence of food allergy in children.
Food allergies can cause a wide range of problems, from mild reactions affecting the skin to serious ones that impact the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and/or cardiovascular system which could lead to hospitalization or in some cases, death.
The dangerous nature of food allergies is something that we at Expert Aesthetix take seriously. To help people avoid the severe consequences of food allergies, we are offering a food allergy testing program that will make them aware if they have food allergies and help them prepare for any eventuality.
How do you know if you have a food allergy?
More often than not, the only way for you to learn that you are allergic to a certain type of food is when you come into contact with it. In some cases, exposure to the food you’re allergic to can occur without you knowing, especially when it’s just an ingredient in a meal or mixed in with other foods.
How do you know if you are having an allergic reaction to food?
A typical food allergic reaction would involve one or many symptoms such as:
- itching in your mouth
- swollen lips
- abdominal cramps and pain
- tightening sensation in the throat
- and/or having difficulty breathing
How do doctors test for food allergies?
To diagnose a food allergy, the very first thing a doctor will do is comb through your medical history. Expect your doctor to ask questions that will help him or she determine if a food allergy is triggering the symptoms you’re presenting and pinpoint which food is causing it.
The doctor will then conduct physical tests, the results of which will be combined with the information you have provided in your medical history to come up with a diagnosis. Among the tests to be administered are food allergy blood testing¸ skin prick test, and trial elimination diet.
As to what foods are tested in allergy testing, doctors will typically test for fish, eggs, shellfish, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, and wheat, which are believed to cause 90% of all food allergy reactions.
Visit us at Expert Aesthetix today, and find out which foods you’re allergic to, or if you have any food allergy at all.