Look at some of the ingredients in bath products that you use. Soaps,
toothpastes, etc. They may contain sulfates (sulfur-like substances) to which some people are sensitive. Sulfates are included in more foods and
cleaning products than we realize. It's worth the time to do a search on
them and to eliminate them from use for about
one or two weeks to determine if your symptoms improve without sulfates in your system. If you do improve markedly, you'll know to try to avoid those products containing sulfates.
Some of us are even sensitive to the ingredients in fabric softeners used
in our laundry dryers or washing machines.
For food tests, I much prefer the blood tests than the prick tests for
analysis. If the allergy is there, it is going to show up more likely with
the drawn bloodwork in my view. And I say that because prick tests never
indicate an allergy to wheat in me, but drawn blood tests show a mild
allergy to it every time.
In regard to food allergies, the body has a level of tolerance in which it
does not show food sensitivities, but overload the system with a specific product, and the allergic reaction is going to exacerbate symptoms.
It helps, also, to know whether or not you have an inherited allergy gene.
You automatically become more alert to something that might be bothering you, because you become more aware of how the gene causes your system to react to substances inhaled or ingested or applied to the skin.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 1/7/2011 11:49:18 AM (GMT-7)