Learn to tell when you have symptoms of a food allergy or signs of food intolerance

Ever notice that you always feel bloated after eating Alfredo sauce? Or that bananas always make your mouth itch?

Food allergies and food intolerances are common in both kids and adults. But it’s important to spot the difference so you know what kind of care you need.

In this episode of For Health’s Sake, allergist Dr. Mollie Alpern goes over the key signs of food allergies and food intolerances – and which are which. She’s discussing food allergy symptoms that are more specific and acute, as well as food intolerance symptoms that are harder to pin down but consistently show up.

Knowing the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance can help determine what kind of testing and treatment you should get. And that can go a long way toward eating (and feeling) better. Listen in to get Dr. Alpern’s expert advice.

(In an emergency, always call 911 or go to your nearest hospital’s emergency room.)