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Allergies, Intolerances, Sensitivity

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What are the differences between allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity? Is there a website link you can recommend instead if you do not want to go over it here? Danna Korn suggested reading her book, which I thought I would get, but I am tight money-wise now since I am getting insurance.

It seems as if food allergy tests may not be 100 percent accurate or it might just depend on the type of test you get which of course makes it even more overwhelming to know if whether or not you're getting the right test or right results. I have gotten some suggestions, but what is true about accuracy in food allergy tests? What could make some doubt this?

I am not just testing for gluten intolerance, but also food allergies that's causing my bad acne. I have to test if it is Dermatitis Herpetiformis, just in case and peace of mind. I know that I have some dairy intolerance because I get non-stop gas, so how is that an intolerance, but not allergy? I had a salad dressing which contains eggs and shredded cheddar cheese which caused gas afterwards. Is an allergy a visible skin reaction? What's the sensitivity? I am confused. Such as I get horrible breakouts after eating crackers which contains barley malt and wheat. I am not sure if it's wheat allergy or gluten intolerance because one thing, I don't know if it is Dermatitis Herpetiformis. If it's not DH, then could it be a wheat allergy and why? It's confusing, but it gets clearer and clearer, but it's because I am new into this, so it seems a bit crazy from time to time---I'll hange in there :).

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