Q. FOOD AL­LERGY OR AN IN­TOL­ER­ANCE – HOW DO I KNOW?

Good Health (Australia) - - Be Informed -

When you have a food al­lergy, your im­mune sys­tem re­acts to a par­tic­u­lar food while with a food in­tol­er­ance, your body has a chem­i­cal re­ac­tion to eat­ing a par­tic­u­lar food or drink. An in­tol­er­ance won’t show up in an al­lergy test so that’s the best way to clear up any un­cer­tainty. Symp­toms that oc­cur sev­eral hours af­ter a food is eaten – like headaches, bloat­ing, di­ar­rhoea, nausea, hives – are more of­ten caused by an in­tol­er­ance rather than a food al­lergy.

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