In the UK, food allergies and intolerances are on the rise. From allergies diagnosed in childhood to those that develop later in life, having an allergy can lead to unpleasant symptoms that we would rather avoid. Undergoing food allergy testing can confirm the foods that you should avoid, leaving you free to enjoy cooking at home and meals out without worrying about feeling unwell.
Food allergies are caused by the body’s immune response to proteins, or allergens, within food that should be harmless. Although the allergen will not hurt us, the body releases histamine which can leave us feeling very unwell. From hives and nausea to wheezing and low blood pressure, having an allergy can leave you feel nervous about eating out or trying new foods. A quick visit to our local pharmacy in Leighton Buzzard for food allergy testing could help alleviate your fears.
Food Allergy Testing Leighton Buzzard
At the click of a button, you can book an appointment for food allergy testing in our Leighton Buzzard branch at a time to suit you. We offer allergy testing for over forty common food allergies, giving your confidence that we can help you with a diagnosis. Our qualified pharmacists will listen to your concerns about food allergies, and recommend suitable tests based on your history and symptoms. We offer skin prick tests, patch tests and an allergy blood test if required. We can also offer advice on elimination diets to aid diagnosis. Our appointments cost just £149, offering great value for money for our efficient service.
Food Allergy Treatments
If a food allergy is confirmed, an experienced pharmacist will discuss your results with you and offer advice about the next steps in management. If you were to be exposed to the food allergen again, your treatment plan could include pharmacological treatments to alleviate the allergic response. A pharmacist can also give advice on eliminating the allergen from your diet to prevent an allergic reaction in the first place.
If you suspect you have a food allergy, attending for food allergy testing may be the best decision you make. At our Leighton Buzzard pharmacy, you can be assured of a professional service that will leave you feeling confident about enjoying food without the fear of an allergic reaction.