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Possible to have an Allergy without Symptoms?

04/10/2009

Question:

Is it possible to have a positive blood test for a food allergen but not experience any allergic symptoms when the substance is ingested?

Thank you.

Answer:

Absolutely. The blood test means only that you have allergic antibody to the food. This finding does not necessarily also mean clinical reactions to the food.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati