Food Allergies and Your Child
Your pediatrician may refer you to an allergist. An allergist has specialized training in diagnosing and treating food allergies. The allergist can perform additional tests to see if a food allergy is the cause of your child's symptoms. If these tests do not clearly show a food allergy, the allergist may want to watch your child eat to see if the body reacts. This type of medical test is called a food challenge.
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