A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts unusually to a specific food. Though reactions are often mild, they can also be serious. It can be difficult to determine whether a symptom is an allergic reaction or caused by another factor – and this is why we created Allergy Check.
This tool is intended to help patients and parents understand whether specific symptoms may be caused by a food allergy, and whether further advice from an Allergy Specialist is recommended.
This quick assessment tool will guide you through identifying the likelihood of a food allergy with just a few clicks. You can also visit the app’s Resources section to learn more about food allergies, and what you might be able to do to reduce uncomfortable symptoms. While Allergy Check is a helpful tool, it does not replace the expert medical advice of a licensed physician or other medical professional.
Symptoms of a food allergy can affect several different areas of the body. Some common symptoms include an itchy sensation in the mouth, throat or ears, a rash or hives, swelling, problems breathing, or even abdominal pain and vomiting. The Allergy Check algorithm takes into account your specific symptoms and provides you with a personalized food allergy result.
For more information see: allergycheck.ca