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Lara J C
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by Lara J C on Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:45 pm

Recovery

Hi,

Diagnosed with SIBO and iGA gliadin, and a number of IgG food intolerances. Itching with food has got worse with SIBO - some itching with all food. Once SIBO resolved, will my itching improve naturally? Or will I need some additional form of treatment? I've been avoiding the worst foods for many months now, but the itching hasn't really improved when I try again.

Thanks.

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Leanne Goh
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by Leanne Goh on Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:05 pm

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Thank you for your message.
I would really encourage that you seek a referral from your GP to an NHS allergist and possible also a gastroenterologist re: the SIBO/your IgA Gliadin testing. An allergist will be able to make an assessment on the symptoms you describe with a more detailed allergy focused history and testing where appropriate. Unfortunately there is no current scientific evidence to support IgG testing to guide food eliminations - it is unfortunate that this test marketed widely to the general public, desperate to find solutions to very real and troublesome symptoms.

Here is a position statement from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://aacijournal.biomedcentral.com/a ... -1492-8-12
Leanne Goh
Paediatric Allergist - MB BCh BAO, MRCPCH, MSc (Allergy)

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