score of +4 on food intolerance test

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steve_rd
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   Posted 7/9/2010 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I recently got a food intolerance blood test done at a health conference. I do not know much about this test. I scored a reaction of '+4' to Cow's Milk and the person who did the test said I should take this very seriously. Apparently the '+4' is high on some international scale.
 
My doctor does not put too much emphasis on food intolerance. Is a '+4' a big cause for concern to this food group?
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 7/9/2010 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Blood tests for food allergies and intolerances are sort of iffy. You can have many false positives. According to my daughter's allergist, the blood test can't be relied on so listen to your body instead. If you eat or drink a certain food/liquid and it bothers you, then avoid it.

I had the RAST test done at my docs office to check for allergens and I had her include hazelnuts and strawberries to the list. The test came back negative but I know for a fact that I am allergic to those foods (not intolerant...allergic). I get a funny feeling in my throat from hazelnuts - it tingles and feels like cotton and I get hives from strawberries.

So I tend to agree with my daughter's allergist. Go with what your body is telling you. An intolerance is different then an allergy. Intolerances can cause intestinal discomfort or even cause your nose to clog, ears feel funny etc. An allergic reaction is more serious such as anaphylactic shock and hives/welts.
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steve_rd
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   Posted 7/9/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for reply Red_34
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   Posted 7/11/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm lactose intolerent. So like when i drink milk i pass stinky gas, have cramps, diahrea, stomach ache. sorry on such a bad example, but i used it to help u give u an idea what to look for
 
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