Immediate reaction after contact with allergen.
What are the symptoms of food allergy?
- Swelling of the throat
- Bloating sensation
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Abrupt diarrhoea
- Hives, usually accompanied by other symptoms such as runny nose, may be associated with other underlying ENT conditions
What tests are there for food allergies?
A skin prick test and blood test for IgE antibodies to specific foods is used to test for food allergies.
Reaction may occur up to several hours or days after contact with allergen.
What are the symptoms of food intolerance?
- Chronic fatigue
- Water retention
- Chronic cough
What tests are there for food tolerance?
A blood test for IgG antibodies to specific foods is used to test for food tolerance. An added advantage is that the blood sample can be tested for more than 90 different foods.
Make An Appointment
Make an appointment or contact the ENT clinic to consult an ENT Specialist about your adverse food reactions. To make an appointment, select "Specialist Appointment". Under Specialist Appointment Details, select "Ear, Nose & Throat".