Identifying a possible food allergy

Don’t waste your money on buying online allergy tests, says allergy specialist Dr Neil Fox.

There are really only two scientific ways to identify a food allergy: Skin prick test or blood test, both done in hospital. Eliminating all possible culprit allergens from the diet and slowly reintroducing them one by one until you find the one you’re allergic too is also highly recommended and can be done successfully at home.

See the BBC article¬†‘Alternative allergy test offers ‘mislead parents’ in which Dr Neil Fox, specialist Allergy Consultant in London and advisor to NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) raises the point that no evidence has been found to support the value of using complementary therapies or alternative tests.