Best Rx: WellStar Medical Group, Allergy and Asthma

Dr. Grace Chiang from WellStar Medical Group, Allergy and Asthma answers a reader’s question about food allergies.

Dr. Grace Chiang, WellStar Medical Group, Allergy and AsthmaQ: How do I know if I have a food allergy?

A: Symptoms tend to appear within several minutes of eating the food in question and may include hives, swelling, vomiting, coughing or difficulty breathing. Symptoms will occur each time the food is eaten. An allergist can order specific allergy testing to help make an accurate diagnosis and guide families through prevention and management.

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