A food allergy is an IgE-mediated immune response that can result in hives or difficulty breathing, and can be life threatening. Common sources of food allergies are nuts, shellfish, and certain fruit. These allergies can be life-threatening and should be managed in conjunction with your physician. Everlywell does not offer food allergy testing.
IgE-mediated immune response.
Can affect multiple organs.
Occurs even with the smallest exposure to trigger food.
Happens every time a trigger food is ingested.
Potential to be life-threatening.
What is a Food Allergy?
Rapid onset of symptoms
Flushed skin or rash
Tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth
Face, tongue, or lip swelling
Vomiting and/or diarrhea
Coughing or wheezing
Dizziness and/or lightheadedness
What are Food Allergy symptoms?
A food sensitivity is an IgG-mediated immune response that may be associated with unwanted symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain and headaches – just to name a few. Our lab test checks for 96 different common food sensitivities and rates them from Low Reactivity to High Reactivity. This allows you to better understand how your own body responds to various foods and how you might adjust eating habits accordingly.