Thanksgiving Food Allergies? We Have a Test for That

As you gather together with friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday, remember to be mindful of food allergies. Feeling sick? Did you just eat too much or is it something more serious? Food allergies can cause digestive symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. In case you find yourself in need of some allergy assistance this holiday season, here is a list of some of the foods often found at the typical Thanksgiving feast for which we offer allergy testing: turkey, squash, cranberry, green string bean, almond, celery, mushroom, gelatin and pecans.

Also, be sure to clean up properly when handling a raw turkey. Check out the video below for tips on how to avoid salmonella poisoning.

Stay healthy and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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