Food allergies are normally beyond the training of internists, family physicians, or general practitioners to effectively manage and treat. If you believe your symptoms indicate a food allergy, use your regular doctor, local hospital, medical society, or other trusted source to locate an allergist/immunologist in your area.


An allergist is a pediatrician or internist with at least two additional years of specialized training in diagnosing and treating allergies. An allergist will be able to perform the necessary tests to determine exactly what food proteins are causing your allergic reactions. Be prepared to give your allergist a detailed description of your symptoms, food suspicions, and other factors that may be contributing to your condition.