I never went to an allergist. Instead my Dr arranged for skin-prick blood tests. Tests can show reactions whereas a person may never had had a reaction to that food, or they may show a reaction to something, but the test comes out nothing wrong.
In my case, some of my intolerances to foods was shown by being extremely vigilant in writing everything down, the timing, what I ate, where I had been (outside in the wind) etc. When a reaction showed, I withdrew the food for a few days until it was cleared, and then tried again. In my case I was measuring my waist immediately before ingesting milk - just a tiny bit, and then 1/4 hr after. The days I didn't have milk my waist remained the same - the days I had it - even 2 tablespoons of it - and my waist would blow up 3-5 inches. I covered the food part of my diary, and the Specialist guessed accurate every day whether I had consumed milk or not. Now I can consume very small amounts of milk, but only occasionally, but can still eat hard cheeses, and small amount of cottage cheese, and good yoghurts.
My view is that as you are only showing mild symptoms, I wouldn't waste my money going to an allergist.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 7/27/2013 (22:46)
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