Food allergies are caused by an immune response by the body to a protein, or allergen, within the food that the body sees as threatening. The body releases histamine, which can lead to symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, rashes or breathing difficulties. Having a food allergy can be extremely unpleasant, and in some cases, life threatening, and having a diagnosis can be important in ensuring you remain well. At Touchwood Pharmacy we offer affordable, convenient food allergy testing appointments that you can book online with just a few clicks. Priced at £149, our experienced pharmacists can offer you advice that is priceless.
When you book an appointment at Touchwood Pharmacy, one of our qualified pharmacists will discuss your concerns with you. Based on your symptoms, they may suggest an elimination diet, patch testing, skin prick testing or an allergy blood test to aid diagnosis. Our blood test is more comfortable than a normal blood test, as a small sample of blood can be taken from the earlobe or fingertip. We test for over forty food allergies, and are confident in the accuracy of our testing.
Once a pharmacist has the results of your allergy testing, they will be able to discuss the findings with you. If an allergy has been identified, they can discuss eliminating the allergen from your diet. Eliminating the identified food is the best way of managing an allergy, giving you confidence in knowing that you have control of your allergy. The pharmacist may also discuss additional medications that your GP may wish to prescribe for you, including antihistamines or emergency treatments if you have had a severe allergy identified. With our local food allergy testing service, you can be sure of a convenient, reliable service.
If you feel that a food allergy is spoiling your enjoyment of life or making you feel unwell on a regular basis, book an appointment with us today in Northolt to get all the information you need to feel positive about food again.