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What is the best way to test for allergies? My allergist did blood testing for over 300 things (many environmental triggers, and some general foods) and she said my IgG and IgE were high and thus reactive, but they couldn't figure out WHAT it was reacting to. This is frustrating. Now she is sending me to a specialist for more specific testing, and they will also do skin tests to try and figure it out. I'm worried it might be something obscure like a food preservative/ coloring, a spice, a cosmetic ingredient, or a fabric and they won't be able to find it. If it was a cosmetic allergy or an external/ environmental factor, wouldn't be getting breakouts all over my face? I only get pimples in the lower half of my face.

Any suggestions on things to ask to get tested for specifically? I follow a vegetarian diet with minimum fish, and they haven't tested for everything in my diet yet.

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Elimination diet. And I would suggest that you limit your diet to hypoallergenic foods and see if you get better, then methodically add things back in. Although that isn't fool proof. We just had someone post that grapes, something I'm pretty sure is included in lists as hypoallergenic, gave him cysts.

Hypoallergenic foods:

You'll also find a list of plant families so you can avoid or add in groups of related foods.

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Elimination diet. And I would suggest that you limit your diet to hypoallergenic foods and see if you get better, then methodically add things back in. Although that isn't fool proof. We just had someone post that grapes, something I'm pretty sure is included in lists as hypoallergenic, gave him cysts.

Hypoallergenic foods:

You'll also find a list of plant families so you can avoid or add in groups of related foods.

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Elimination diet. And I would suggest that you limit your diet to hypoallergenic foods and see if you get better, then methodically add things back in. Although that isn't fool proof. We just had someone post that grapes, something I'm pretty sure is included in lists as hypoallergenic, gave him cysts.

Hypoallergenic foods:

You'll also find a list of plant families so you can avoid or add in groups of related foods.

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Elimination diet. And I would suggest that you limit your diet to hypoallergenic foods and see if you get better, then methodically add things back in. Although that isn't fool proof. We just had someone post that grapes, something I'm pretty sure is included in lists as hypoallergenic, gave him cysts.

Hypoallergenic foods:

You'll also find a list of plant families so you can avoid or add in groups of related foods.

Ok, I read through the list of hypoallergenic foods, and I also research antihistamine foods. What's the verdict on cinnamon? I thought it was good to fight inflammation and control insulin levels (which I need to do with PCOS).

And what about tea? It's on the list of high histamine drinks according to several websites, but it's not specified what kind of tea. I drink ginger and roiboos almost every day. I also have oolong when I need a bit of caffeine in my system. Are all of these to be avoided? What's left???

Fish is also on the list to avoid for histamines, but where am I going to get my protein from? I am vegetarian and sometimes eat a bit of fish (tuna or salmon) for variety. Egg whites are also listed on the online search I did. Those are the foods that keep me going in the morning and keep me full, in addition to a few nuts here and there (almonds, walnuts) and brown rice. If grains are also out, what am I supposed to eat? Help, I'm hungry! :

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If they just said tea, I'm sure they mean black tea. Camellia sinensis or whatever it's Latin name is. I really should learn that.

Do they recommend avoiding histamine containing or stimulating foods completely, or limiting?

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