Anaphylaxis and Food Allergies

A life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) is a severe reaction to a specific allergen, or allergic trigger. Common triggers can include but are not limited to food, biting or stinging insects, medications and latex. Exercise induced anaphyaxis is also possible, and sometimes anaphylaxis has no apparent cause at all (this is known as idiopathic anaphylaxis). Anaphylaxis… Continue reading Anaphylaxis and Food Allergies

Diagnosing and Testing for Food Allergies

Suspected food allergies should always be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated by a qualified medical professional, such as a board certified allergist. Your primary care provider may refer you to an allergist. Do not diagnose a food allergy on your own. Self-diagnosis can lead to unnecessary dietary restrictions and inadequate nutrition, especially in children. Additionally, some… Continue reading Diagnosing and Testing for Food Allergies