If you suspect you or a loved one has a food allergy, see the experts at Advanced Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Center PA - Dr. Patricia Gomez Dinger in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio and Schertz, Texas. The highly trained team diagnoses and treats food allergies to reduce bothersome, even life-threatening, allergic reactions. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today.
Food allergies are your body’s reaction to exposure to certain foods. While such foods may not be bothersome for other people, you might experience troublesome symptoms after consuming common allergy-causing foods or drinks. You can have one food allergy or multiple.
Treatment can minimize or eliminate symptoms to improve your quality of life and eliminate the risk of life-threatening problems.
Common food allergens for children and adults include:
About 90% of allergic reactions in children stem from eating these foods. Your body may react to more than one type of food allergen.
If you or your child has a food allergy, the following symptoms may develop after consuming it:
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that may turn life-threatening. It’s often characterized by shortness of breath, dizziness, or even a loss of consciousness. If you or your child experience its symptoms, call 911.
Food allergies are a complex cause of a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis in children and a probable risk factor for adult eosinophilic esophagitis. The condition is associated with increases in white blood cells and an inflamed, narrowed, malfunctioning esophagus.
Advanced Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Center PA - Dr. Patricia Gomez Dinger may provide an endoscopy and biopsy of your esophagus for further screening.
To determine which allergy tests best suit you, the experts at Advanced Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Center PA - Dr. Patricia Gomez Dinger discuss your medical history, typical diet, and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and ask about your lifestyle, medications, and personal and family history of allergies.
Treating food allergies may consist of avoiding food allergens, carrying an epinephrine pen (EpiPen®) in case of a severe allergic reaction, or immunotherapy. During immunotherapy, you or your child is gradually exposed to increasing amounts of an allergen, allowing the body to overcome problematic symptoms over time.
Schedule an evaluation at Advanced Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Center PA - Dr. Patricia Gomez Dinger by phone or online today to be tested and treated for food allergies.