Food Allergy & Sensitivity in Children | Allergy Test

With Halloween and Christmas just around the corner, you are probably slightly concerned about how much food your kids are going to eat. This is also important because cooking for children, particularly those who are younger can be very fussy about what they eat and it is hard to know what they can and cannot consume. Cooking for children with sensitivities can sometimes be more confusing and you may need extra time. There are ways that you can relax though, and we are here to show you how to check for food allergies with a Sensitivity Test.

How to check for food allergies

If you know that your child is going to react badly to certain items, then you should know how to check for food allergies with a Sensitivity Test, At Allergy Test, we like to tackle the problem from the start, meaning we can prevent certain reactions from happening again, instead of treating them.

Understanding yours and your child’s Sensitivities

It is of extra importance that you fully understand what your child might be sensitive to. A sensitivity test with Allergy Test means that if your child is over 5 years old, we can use a small sample of their hair to test against food and non-food items. From here, we send you or your child’s results which clarify what foods you are having a reaction to. Once you know what these are, you can then remove these potentially harmful items from your child’s diet. It really is that simple, and now you know how to check for food allergies with a Sensitivity Test.

*Please note, our tests are carried out on children aged 5 or over. This is because younger children are still building up their intolerances, so a test would produce unreliable results.

Make sure you know what everything means

You need to make sure you are aware of certain symptoms and reactions. In some cases, a child may be accidentally exposed to an item which they are either allergic or sensitive to. In this case, through hidden ingredients like candy bars, or if you are enjoying dinner at their friends’ house. It is important to know what your symptoms are and you can reduce them as soon as possible. In the case of an allergy, these will cause severe problems which will need treating at once! Some of these sensitivity problems can include diarrhea, bloating and even nausea! Make sure you know how to check for food allergies with a Sensitivity Test today and we can help you to look at a happier and healthier future.

Always ask for Help

Your sensitivity test will identify whether or not you are having trouble consuming different items. Don’t worry though, if you have an allergy you can always consult your doctor. If you are shown to have a Sensitivity then we can talk you through what needs doing next. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to our Customer Service team who are available on LiveChat 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. They will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

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