People with food allergies have an allergic reaction when they come in contact with certain foods. This happens because their immune system overreacts to the proteins in that food. Twelve million people in the United States have food allergies.Eight kinds of food cause most food allergies:
Signs of a food allergy include:
A rash, or red, itchy skin
Stuffy or itchy nose, sneezing, or itchy and teary eyes
Vomiting, stomach cramps or diarrhea
Angioedema or swelling
Some people with food allergies can have a serious reaction called anaphylaxis.
Signs of this kind of reaction include:
Hoarseness, throat tightness or a lump in the throat
Wheezing, chest tightness or trouble breathing
Tingling in the hands or feet, lips or scalp
HOW WE DIAGNOSE YOUR ALLERGIES?
If you suffer from allergic symptoms, you can only know for certain by undergoing a specific test. The doctor will start by asking you questions about your symptoms, history of allergy, exposure, family history etc, to get a good picture of your situation and to see what he can do to help you.
To help determine whether an allergy is involved, the doctor may perform a skin prick test or intracutaneous test. These tests involve either a gentle prick through a drop of allergen extract on the surface of your arm or the injection of a small amount of allergen extract into the skin. This may result in a small swelling and a reddening of the skin, suggesting that you have an allergy.
We also treat a variety of different allergies:
- Skin Allergy
- Insect Allergy
- Occular Allergy
- Drug Allergy
- Latex Allergy
- Occupational Allergy
At our office location we check for any allergies and provide the appropriate solution for each allergy typ