You are correct this is not the way to go about things. Your paediatrician must now do 2 tests called Phadiotop [screening test for inhalant allergies eg cat, dust, pollen] and Fx5 [the 5 most common food allergens] which are the screening tests for inhalant and food allergens. If either of these comes back positive then the search for the offending allergens can be further narrowed down and specific tests for suspected allergens can be done. These are called RAST tests.
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