Dealing With an Allergy | Test Your Intolerance

Do you feel tired all day every day?

It could be an intolerance.

Whether it is Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, it is always important to deal with intolerances. Of course, sometimes you do not even realise you have an intolerance to something. At Test Your Intolerance, one of the first steps we recommend is taking an intolerance test as the first step on the way to dealing with your intolerances. However, there are other ways to deal with intolerances. We have outlined some of the answers to many common questions.

What can allergies do?

Allergies can drive you up the wall. Symptoms of allergies include fatigue, headaches, tiredness, stomach pain and runny noses. Of course, itchy eyes and a runny nose are often associated with hay fever, but this is just one common allergy that many of us have. Food allergies, in particular, can wreak havoc with our minds and body. If you often suffer mood swings and headaches, why not identify the pesky cause of your symptoms, as it could be an allergy or an intolerance to a certain food.

Have you spoken to your Doctor?

If you are struggling to cope with your symptoms and cannot find the right solution, we do advise you consult with your GP, particularly if you have a persistent cough or chest problem. If the issues still will not go away, then why not take an allergy test and see if the team at Test Your Intolerance can help.

Why is an allergy test important?

The main question many people have after realising they have an allergy is what to do next. An allergic reaction can be worrying, but an allergy test can go a long way in identifying the cause. You may be eating outside and have an allergic reaction. If you are self-diagnosing, you may put this put down to food, but in fact, it could be something in the environment, whether it be a pollen allergy or a plant.

When and why should I start taking medication?

If your allergy test has come back highlighting certain allergies, then you may start wondering how you will be able to cope. There are many options but the first thing to consider may be an elimination diet. This may mean you will not have to take any medication.

An elimination diet is something we recommend if you have a particular food allergy that is easy to avoid. When cutting certain foods out of your diet, you may see a release in your symptoms now you are no longer eating the food allergen. If those headaches have disappeared and you are no longer feeling fatigued, then you have identified that you have an intolerance or an allergy to that food item.

What can I do about my allergies and intolerances?

Not all allergies and intolerances are food related. Our advanced allergy test tests 300 food and 300 non-food items for you. From the comprehensive report that you will receive from our team, you will understand exactly what you have an intolerance to and what the steps are to deal with it. Our team are always happy to help at Test Your Intolerance, and our in-house nutritionist can provide a free consultation with you over email, as you look to regain control of your life.

What if it isn’t a food allergy?

If your tests have revealed that you have an allergy to something external that is hard to avoid, you may consider medication. Stocking up on medication may help relieve some of your symptoms, but be careful as it might just be papering over the cracks. An allergy test will tell you for sure what you should avoid, and it is recommended that you are careful about where you are going and what you are touching.

What are the best ways to avoid allergies?

Clean. Yes, it can be that simple. Scrub that house upside down, from top to bottom as dust in your house could be the culprit to some of your symptoms. Pollen is also a common offender which can sneak into your household, and if you don’t regularly clean your house, it may linger and continue to cause you pain. Basically, be aware of the deep dark corners of your house as these could be the culprits. Dust off the skirting boards, consistently vacuum and be especially careful in the winter.

A runny nose? Steam. You have probably experienced that time when you’ve had a cold and simply need a solution. Well, if your nose is constantly running, you may have an allergy to something in your house. Try a steam rinse and clear those sinuses. Even though it aggravates your symptoms for a short while, it could solve them in the long term.

Read more. Nope, we’re not talking about reading books more (you can still do this anyway) but we are talking about reading ingredients carefully. How many times do you go shopping and just whip stuff off the shelves into your basket? If you have an allergy, you have to be more careful, as many products have hidden ingredients. Make sure you carefully read the ingredients and if in doubt, ask.

How can we help?

We have plenty to offer. We have developed comprehensive, non-invasive tests which are available around the world. Using biotechnology, our safe and speedy procedure uses a sample of your hair which we test to get bio-feedback results for you.

What do you need to do?

We only need one sample of your hair and using our extensive systems, we will email the results to you within just 10 working days. Your test results will include all items which have shown a positive result of 85% and over. After performing thousands of tests, we believe 85% to be the point at which symptoms might begin to develop from.

If you feel as though an allergy test is the perfect solution for you, then head over to and take a look around. If you have any queries, our customer service team are always happy to help, and they are available 5 days a week on a 24-hour basis.