15 thoughts on “Testing For Food Allergies (part 1)

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  2. peninmyhair says:

    Would you rather be poked once for taking blood or poked a lot for the allergy test? The allergens are put on the skin but then the lancet comes out and you’re poked where the allergens go…

    • Tze says:

      I don’t mind needles at all, it’s just that particular place (inside of elbow!) that makes my knees go wobbly. :)

  3. Luis Aldamiz says:

    Just wondering: isn’t it more likely that you (like most East Asians) are just lactose intolerant? Europeans and some other peoples around the world tend to be lactose tolerant, i.e. we don’t lose (in most cases) the ability to digest milk proper of babies, but most peoples around the World do. In East Asia the frequency of people able to digest lactose seems to spread between 0% and 30%. In Europe by contrast is between 30% and 100%.

    If so, you should be able to eat yogurt and cheese but not products with milk as such.

    That would not explain the eggs however.

    • Tze says:

      I suspected I was, but got a generic test first. Turns out I’m at least allergic to milk proteins, which means absolutely no dairy at all. So whether I’m allergic to lactose (milk sugar) or not, it doesn’t matter as I can’t consume products with cow’s milk anyway. :)

  4. Sarah says:

    Ohmigosh Tze! That same thing happened to me last week- I had to have some blood tests I was unprepared for and I passed out during the test … O.O

    • Tze says:

      Eep, you too?! Luckily I didn’t faint, but it was still far from pleasant. Oh dear…how did they deal with it?

      • Sarah says:

        Heh, I was sat in a chair that they reclined me in and raised my feet when I went out to get the blood flowing to my head again ^^; They stopped the test early after only getting 3.5 of 4 vials needed full, and when I came round I had to lie still for what felt like ages and drink lots of water :|

        • Tze says:

          Wow, that’s quite a strong reaction, isn’t it! Hope you don’t have to do that again soon (3.5 should last them a while, lol)!

          • Sarah says:

            Luckily there was no need for a follow up- I was being tested for a suspected bowel problem- which I don’t have but I am anemic, so a nice round of iron tablets!

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