Re: Immunocap testing - accuracy/levels of significance?
Thanks for the reply.
There seems to be enough ragweed here to bother my nose. I'm not in NYC, so we do have plants and stuff here. I'd probably be better off in NYC, seeing as I'm not allergic to cockroaches... Environmental allergies seems bad enough for me, as soon as Spring rolls around, my nose clogs up.
I've visited down South, and it's much, much worse though. I also have asthma, and I think I'd die if I was down there during spring/summer/fall months for any long period of time.
I've been using NasalCrom plus Allegra for environmental, and it seems to help. I did the allergy shot thing as a kid, for several years.. It may have helped some, I guess. Oh, and I did do the scratch testing for environmental too... my arm was full of big red welts...
As for food allergies, I was mixing up gluten testing and food allergy testing, as with gluten testing you can't stop eating gluten before the test. I've been tested for Celiac though, and it came back negative. Are they are more tests (or accurate tests) I should get to test for a wheat allergy? And is it possible to be allergic to gluten, yet not Celiac? I haven't researched food allergies so much, so am not sure exactly what the best tests are. And would a 1 week, wheat elimination diet, be a long enough time to figure out if it's causing a problem or not?
Last edited by namelessme; 02-12-2009 at 08:11 PM.