Diagnosis & Treatment of Food Allergies
To diagnose food allergies, we first talk with our patients about the symptoms they are experiencing and when these symptoms occur. We’ll ask about your medical history to see if any other conditions may be causing your symptoms, and we’ll ask if you have a family history of any food allergies. Our preferred method of food allergy testing is the “scratch” test, which involves a small scratch on the skin followed by exposure to a drop of the food protein. This test is highly accurate, efficient, and non-invasive. We can test for dozens of potential allergens, so the evaluation and medical history is used to narrow down the possible suspects.
Once we know your specific food allergy triggers, our providers will collaborate to develop an individuated treatment plan for you. It is important that you discontinue certain medications before testing to ensure an accurate result. Our team will give you comprehensive information about preparing for the test and then following up for treatment.
You do not have to continue suffering from allergy symptoms, and you do not have to wait until your child has a severe allergic reaction to find out that a food allergy is present. You can get the relief you need and keep your family safe by visiting the expert providers at San Tan Allergy and Asthma. Call our office today to learn more or to make an appointment for food allergy testing.
The Gilbert allergy and asthma doctors at San Tan Allergy & Asthma offer a variety of medical treatments and services for patients throughout the valley including allergy testing near Chandler, Phoenix eczema treatment, food allergy testing near Mesa, as well as treatment for patients in Phoenix, Tempe, Queen Creek, and more. Contact the allergy and asthma doctors at San Tan Allergy & Asthma to schedule an appointment today!