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Allergies, Asthma, Eczema, Sinus & Skin Disorders

The first step in discovering what is bothering your body is testing! If you are having asthma, seasonal allergies, migraines, chronic sinus issues, skin reactions, and digestive problems, these symptoms can be related to food or environmental allergies and or sensitivities. After a thorough review of your symptoms and your environment including all possible triggers such as where you live, and what you eat, products you use, and things you breathe, testing may be in order. This can be done in person or now via telemedicine!

I use food sensitivity testing to determine if a food might be bothering a patient at a low level. Sensitivities are different than allergies. Both sensitivities and allergies are caused by white blood cell reactions, but a sensitivity causes a lesser reaction such as eczema, asthma, inflammation, digestive discomfort etc. An allergy is often much stronger – enough to send a person to the hospital! Testing for allergies and sensitivities is different testing which is why some people who know they react to an item will get frustrated when true allergy testing turns up negative. It is often important to have both types of testing.

Sometimes chronic infections can trigger allergy symptoms and testing for this can be done with a nasal culture, breath, or stool testing.

It is important to look at all aspects of your reactions to uncover and treat the reasons behind them.

Food sensitivity testing: https://www.usbiotek.com/blog/allergy-vs-sensitivity-vs-intolerance-know-the-difference

Nasal and Urine testing: https://microgendx.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzteP_OX-gwMVSgitBh08WQbREAAYASAAEgIRt_D_BwE

Stool testing: https://www.gdx.net/products/gi-effects