Your allergy specialists in Fort Worth, and Southlake, TX, can help you get relief from food allergies.
Food allergies can be difficult to diagnose because the effects of food allergies can mimic other conditions. A runny nose, itchy eyes, a rash, an upset stomach, nausea, and other signs and symptoms can all show up when you have a food allergy. The good news is, your allergy specialist is an expert at finding out which foods you may be allergic to.
Dr. Rene Leon and Dr. Ali Shakouri of the Texas Regional Asthma & Allergy Center offer a wide range of allergy, asthma, and immunology services. They have two convenient office locations in Fort Worth, and Southlake, TX, to help you get relief from food allergies.
Some common food allergies include:
When you are exposed to a food you are allergic to, your symptoms may be mild, or they may be severe, and even life-threatening. A severe reaction, known as anaphylaxis, can occur which causes breathing problems and should be treated as a medical emergency by dialing 911.
You can live well with food allergies, and the first step is to find out what you are allergic to so you can avoid being triggered by exposure to the substance. To find out what you are allergic to, your allergy specialist can:
- Do a skin test, which involves placing a small amount of the substance under your skin to see if you develop redness or a rash.
- Do a challenge test, which involves you eating a small amount of food to see if you have a positive reaction.
- Do a blood test, which involves taking a small sample of your blood and sending it off to a lab where it will be tested against different substances.
Once you find out what you are allergic to, you should avoid eating the food. Your allergy specialist may also recommend allergy injections and sublingual immunotherapy to help manage your allergies.
To read more detailed information about food allergies and how they can affect you, please visit the Food Allergies section on our website.
To find out more about allergy treatment, including treatment for food allergies, call Dr. Leon and Dr. Shakouri of the Texas Regional Asthma & Allergy Center, with offices in Fort Worth, and Southlake, TX, at (817) 421-0770 today!