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Can you have medical tests for food allergies/intolerances?

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Holidayshopping Sat 06-Apr-19 17:16:30

If so, would would do them and how would you access them? Via the GP or would you have to go privately?

A friend at work saw a homeopath who tested for intolerances but I want something less ‘alternative’?!

Would it be a doctor? A nutritionist, a dietician?

I’ve long suffered with stomach troubles and really now want it properly looked at blush.

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 06-Apr-19 17:18:02

Our GP sent us to Guys hospital to test for ds's allergy to nuts.

Pyra Sat 06-Apr-19 20:19:35

You should see an allergist who can do skin prick tests for you for the allergens you want to test for. I have consulted a couple of good ones in London and can recommend if that's where you are.

Pyra Sat 06-Apr-19 20:20:44

PS can be via GP (factor in wait times - took me 3 months to get an appointment in London) or privately, of course.

AssassinatedBeauty Sat 06-Apr-19 20:30:51

You can tested for allergens via the NHS. I've had them after having had episodes of anaphylaxis. You could go to your GP and ask, but I would imagine there would be a waiting time for that. Or they may not want to refer you at all if they don't think that you have a food allergy.

The same service will be available privately I'm sure.

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