Pros and Cons of Food Allergy Testing
January 3, 2018

Food allergy can happen to anyone at any time because you never know which food hits you hard in the stomach, especially if you’re allergic to certain foods. Many people are allergic to fish, peanuts, and meat, etc. and when they accidentally take any of these items, they are immediately rush to the emergency departments of the nearest medical facility. We have seen that happening in the movies and on TV but some of us have witnessed such situations in their real life as well. A food allergy test in Dubai is a great option to keep you safe from any chances of such an untoward situation, especially when you’re up to hanging out with your friends and dear ones.

 

There is no ideal test available to confirm or rule out chances of a food allergy and it is doctor who takes into consideration various factors before making a final judgement on the allergy. These factors include symptoms, family history of allergies, physical examination, skin test, and a blood test. After conducting all the above-mentioned tests, the doctor will be able to tell if you’re struggling with a food allergy or if you have any chances of getting allergic to a certain food.

 

Let the doctor have a clear picture of the history of your symptoms. Also let him know which foods and how much of their quantity have given you hard times in the past.

The doctor must be aware of your family history of allergies so that he is able to figure out exactly what sort of food allergy you’re dealing with.

The doctor would like a carefully-conducted physical examination to identify the issues.

The practitioners also use a skin prick test to record reaction of the patient to a particular food. They place a small amount of the suspected food on the skin of the patient’s forearm or back. He then pricks the skin with a needle to let a little amount of the substance enter the skin surface. The doctor would be able to immediately find out if you’re allergic to the food but this is still not the confirmation of the food allergy.

The doctor takes a blood test to be able to gauge your immune system’s response to different foods by measuring immunoglobulin E (Ige)

 

If you want to know more about how the doctors figure out the food allergy in a patient, please click here.