For unknown reasons, food allergies are on the rise in the UK. From rashes and sneezing to life threatening breathing difficulties, having an allergic reaction to food can be incredibly unpleasant. Food allergies are caused by the body mounting an immune response to a protein, or allergen, within a particular food that will not actually cause the body harm. The body releases histamine, which can make you feel unwell with various symptoms. Having food allergy testing may give you the confirmation you need to avoid particular foods, and also ensure you have the correct medication available in case of accidental ingestion.
At Touchwood Pharmacy, we understand the importance of being able to access food allergy testing locally. With just a few clicks, you can book an appointment online for our branch in Hanwell. Select the appointment time that is most convenient to you, and meet with one of our experienced pharmacists to discuss your allergy concerns. Our appointments are priced at just £149 offering excellent value for money to put your mind at ease. Depending on your symptoms, you may be advised about food elimination, or offered patch testing, skin prick testing, or an allergy blood test. We offer food allergy testing for over forty common food allergens, meaning you can be sure that we will identify any allergies you may be concerned about.
Once the results of your food allergy testing are back, a qualified pharmacist will discuss the findings with you. If an allergy has been identified, you will benefit from eliminating that particular allergen from your diet, and will be given advice on how to do this. If a severe allergy has been identified, treatment may be recommended in collaboration with your GP. Treatment may include an antihistamine, or emergency medication including adrenaline. Whatever the outcome of your food allergy testing, knowing which foods you can safely eat will provide you with the confidence to enjoy food without fear of an allergic reaction.
Book now to benefit from our food allergy testing service in Hanwell.