IgE allergy tests are accurate, and indicative of allergies to pollen, moulds, animal danders and dust mites. This is most probably the cause of your allergic rhinitis and headaches. Nasal steroid says and drops such as Betnesol and Flixonase nasules may be needed in your case. The IgG food intolerance tests are another story. They are promoted as food intolerance tests, but in fact are highly inaccurate. We actually develop IgG antibodies to foods we tolerate, so they are a measure of food tolerance and not intolerance. No-one seems to have the conviction or courage to put a stop to these IgG tests being promoted. Contact the Allergy Society of SA (ALLSA) and Allergy Foundation of SA (AFSA) if you wish to get more details. www.allergyfoundation.co.za
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