How do you test for allergies?

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felines are superior
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by felines are superior on Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:39 am

How do you test for allergies?

I have a constant running nose and sneezing for many years. My GP had sent me for skin pricks, and they came up with nothing.
But my sister suffers from hay fever, and my brother says he has runny nose when drinking milk. I had Dermatitis several times, and when I drink milk, my throat always feels funny, so I believe I do have allergies.

Problem is, even when I don't drink milk, I still have a runny nose and hoarse and sneezing.

What other allergy tests are there? My GP doesn't want to send me to more tests, so I'll have to do it privately. I can probably afford it, but don't know which tests are there beside the skin pricks.

Can you please tell me what other tests there are?

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by talkhealth on Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:45 am

Re: How do you test for allergies?

Hi felines are superior,

Thank you for your post.

Please check out one of our charity supporters Allergy UK. There is lots of information on their website plus a helpline so hopefully they can give you some advice.

https://www.allergyuk.org/information-a ... od-allergy

Also you may want to do a food diary and elimination diet and see which foods could be triggering your symptoms. This would not be a true allergy but food intolerance:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/food-intolerance/

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