Two ap­proaches in clin­i­cal der­ma­tol­ogy to ap­proach­ing food al­ler­gies:

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1. EX­CLU­SION DIET PRIN­CI­PLE:

Th­ese types of foods take spe­cial pre­cau­tions to avoid be­ing cross­con­tam­i­nated. Th­ese in­clude lamb and rice, veni­son and rice, and rab­bit and tapi­oca. In­stead of giv­ing corn and chicken, you may use the above in­gre­di­ents as re­place­ments. This is usu­ally the first step in rul­ing out al­ler­gies.

2. HYDROLYZED FEEDS:

Hypoallergenic dog foods may also be hydrolyzed, mean­ing that they go through a process of break­ing down pro­teins on a level so small that they can no longer be “seen” by the dog’s im­mune sys­tem body to rec­og­nize them as al­ler­gens. This is of­ten a pre­scrip­tion dog food, so you will need to talk to your vet­eri­nar­ian about this as an op­tion for your dog. It is a fat­ten­ing diet ra­tion in that dogs with this level of pro­tein di­gestibil­ity may pre­cip­i­tate un­de­sired weight gain. There­fore it must be tran­si­tioned to an­other pre­scrip­tion that is not as­so­ci­ated with al­ler­gies to avert weight gain. This di­ag­no­sis maybe ver­i­fied or sup­ported

by In­tra­der­mal skin (IDSTI) test­ing for spe­cific al­ler­gens. In the early phases of the di­ag­nos­tic pro­ce­dures, the re­moval of the sus­pected food al­ler­gies is key to make in­formed in­fer­ences on the most likely al­ler­gen. Rein­tro­duc­tion of the sus­pected al­ler­gen in the diet and in­duc­ing the same al­ler­gic der­matoses is proof that in­deed we have nailed the cul­prit in­gre­di­ent. While some com­pa­nies sell over-the-counter foods that claim to be good for al­ler­gies—and some may con­tain sup­ple­ments that can be help­ful in con­trol­ling en­vi­ron­men­tal al­ler­gies—th­ese foods are not ideal for treat­ing food al­ler­gies. Al­ler­gies can still hap­pen with any and every kind of food in­gre­di­ent, be it lamb, chicken, beef, fish, rice, wheat, oats, or even tapi­oca. Dog food al­ler­gies are a tricky busi­ness. For­tu­nately, they're also the type of al­lergy If your dog is show­ing signs of al­ler­gies, talk to your vet be­fore mak­ing any changes to his or her food. Even if it turns out that s/he does have a food al­lergy, chang­ing his or her food with­out a vet's su­per­vi­sion could make it more dif­fult to di­ag­nose. It is also a com­mon mis­take to di­ag­nose or as­cribe all der­matoses as al­ler­gic re­ac­tions. There is a term apt for all sus­pected and anec­do­tal al­ler­gies: "over-di­ag­no­sis." Here are the three diff­i­ni­tions: 1. The di­ag­no­sis of "dis­ease" that will never cause symp­toms or death dur­ing a pa­tient's or­di­nar­ily ex­pected life­time.

2. A side ef­fect of screen­ing for early forms of dis­ease. 3. ! # $ a dis­ease is di­ag­nosed cor­rectly, but the di­ag­no­sis is ir­rel­e­vant in that it is not dealt with ap­pro­pri­ately and ends % & $ nowhere. (https://www.google.com.ph/search?source=hp ! ni­tion&oq=over­diag­no­sis&gs_l=psy-ab.1.4.0l10.204)

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