Ask for a referral to an allergist--someone who is board certified. I don't know which test your doctor used to diagnose these food allergies, but blood testing (where they draw blood and send it to the lab) can be inaccurate and a positive result on a skin test (where they inject a tiny amount of the substance into your skin and then see if there is a wheal which forms) alone is not enough to diagnose a food allergy. These tests are fairly sensitive, meaning that if you do have a food allergy, it will probably be picked up. But, the tests are not all that specific, meaning that there can be a lot of false positives. Many doctors misunderstand these tests.
ask for a referral to a registered dietitian to help you plan meals. also, double check with your doc that you should be eliminating those foods and that there isn't some possibility of a false positive or something else. because while you should be careful with food allergies as they can develop at any age and become a bigger problem, it really seems like you should have more symptoms than runny nose, at least to be eliminating so many foods from your diet. again, ask the doc or specialist about this, and perhaps you can do an elimination diet and only need to get rid of one. again, this is something that should be checked with your medical professional.
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I would ask your doctor for a referral to see a registered dietitian. That person can create a meal plan specific to your needs and make sure you're getting all of the nutrients you need daily given these new restrictions.
I just found out I am allergic to milk, eggs, wheat, and slightly allergic to beef. I am at a total loss. That was only a ten panel test, who knows what else I may be allergic to. A couple of weeks ago I went for a new patient check up I asked my doctor if she knew why my nose always runs when I eat. She said it could be food allergies. I thought at 33 wouldn't I know if I had food allergies?? Guess not. So what can I eat for breakfast... no milk, no bread, cereals, no eggs. I guess fruit maybe I can have oatmeal. Does anyone else suffer with food allergies? How do you find things to eat?
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