Intolerance or Allergy?  How can I tell?

Intolerance or Allergy? How can I tell?

How can you tell whether you are “just” garlic intolerant, or actually allergic to it?

Caveat:  I'm not a medical proffessional, and this article is my experience and opinion.   Food allergies can be very serious, life-threatening problems, so if you suspect you may have a garlic allergy or any food allergy, please see a specialist!

I talk about being “garlic intolerant”, but it’s probably more accurate to say that I am allergic to garlic.  I’ve discussed this with an allergist, and he agreed that my symptoms did sound more like a food allergy.   So how can you tell whether you are “just” garlic intolerant, or actually allergic to it?