Food Allergy Diagnosis
Success diagnosing and treating Food Allergy requires a personalized approach. At The Food Allergy Center of Asthma & Allergy Associates, PC in Colorado Springs, you can have that. We have board-certified allergists, qualified nursing staff and a nutritionist to come up with the best plan for your food allergy testing.
Suspected food allergies should always be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated by a Board-Certified Allergist. Ask your primary care provider for referral to a board-certified allergist. Come see us at Asthma & Allergy Associates, PC for food allergy testing and diagnosis in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, or Canyon City.
“One of my favorite things to do at the office is to take away a food allergy diagnosis,” Dr. Soteres states. “In our practice we find many people who have diagnosed themselves or their children with a food allergy. Or, they limited their diets to something hard to live with. At our office our goal is to help people expand their diet safely”. We’ve even found some patients with the wrong food allergy diagnosis or perhaps they’ve outgrown the allergy who’ve been avoiding a food for years.
Food Allergy Testing
Many methods of food allergy testing are unproven and are considered controversial. See section on “Tests that are Not Recommended”
The first step in diagnosing food allergy is a thorough medical history. The allergist should ask questions to determine if a food allergy may be causing your symptoms and to identify the culprit food(s), and will then perform a physical exam. This is standard procedure during food allergy testing and diagnosis at Asthma & Allergy Associates in Colorado Springs.
Buyer beware: if your allergist does not take a thorough history during food allergy testing then find another doctor.