Ok. so I have recently been worried about sudden food allergies.
Patient :Ok so I have recently been worried about sudden food allergies. This is mainly due to anxiety. I am 25 years old and have never had any type of allergies. This past week when I have eaten certain foods my tongue has been itchy. I went to an allergist and he did a skin test and the results were all negative. My questions are how accurate are skin tests? What is the actual chance of suddenly developing a food allergy as an adult? Thanks.
Symptoms: Itchy tongue, panicking when eating, pressure in head
I acknowledge your concerns.
Some people tend to be allergic to a variety of foods.
Common food allergens are:
Some Children may be allergic to cow milk.
Skin tests are not 100% accurate in detecting food allergy.
You did not mention the foods that are causing you trouble.
When an allergic reaction is severe, the person may develop facial puffiness, swelling of tongue and breathing difficulty.
If any such features occur, I recommend you not to try those foods again.
With repeated exposure, the subsequent allergic reaction may become severe and life threatening at times.
I recommend you to meet your physician for a proper evaluation.
Anxiety has little association with an allergic reaction.Genetic predisposition is a common cause in many cases.
Hope this information helps.
Wishing you a quick recovery.
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