Inside the Mind of a Food Allergist: Classifying Adverse Reactions to Foods

Food Allergy and Your Kiddo

Jun 9 2022 • 36 mins

Have you ever wondered what an allergist is really thinking when that allergist is asking very specific, particular questions about your kiddo's reaction to a food? That's because the allergist is trying to determine the underlying type of reaction.

While some adverse reactions to foods are food allergies, other reactions are not immune-mediated and, thus, are not allergies. And not all food allergies have the same clinical presentations or treatments!

It's so very important to identify and understand the type of adverse reaction to food that's present so that a clear and effective management plan can be put into place.

This episode has a ton of information that's foundational to understanding food allergies! Don't miss this!

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