According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food allergies affect around 4-6% of children and 4% of adults.
Food allergies or intolerances can develop towards things that you have eaten all your life.
If you suspect any food allergies, you can schedule an appointment with us to get tested. Please check out the medications that you need to stop prior to skin testing in the patient corner.
The most common food allergens that account for 80% of food allergies are: Milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts and tree nuts. Sesame allergy have been evolving and been seen more commonly as well.
Symptoms of a food reaction can range from hives, itching, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, drop in blood pressure, weak pulse and shock leading to anaphylaxis.
Keep in mind that these symptoms occur from minutes up to 4 hours after ingestion.
Our clinic will help you identify food allergies, intolerances and elimination of suspicious triggers with food challenges and testing to help broaden our patient’s diet as much as possible when it is safe to do so.
Once you have identified food allergies, we can help find out when the patient might have outgrown the allergy and the possibility of a food challenge.
Does your child have eczema? Check out the LEAP (Learing Early About Peanuts) study and recent recommendations for early introduction of peanut to prevent peanut allergies.
If you have any concerns about your child developing peanut allergies or peanut introduction, we can certainly help.