Dr. Thomas Chacko

About Dr. Thomas Chacko

Peruse the blog of Food Allergies Atlanta to learn about the most common food allergies from Dr. Thomas Chacko. You can take back control and it starts with understanding common food allergy-related issues and treatment options available.

What Should I Expect at an Oral Challenge Food Allergy Test?

By |2024-04-09T12:56:51-04:00April 9th, 2024|

An oral food challenge is a food allergy testing procedure used to diagnose allergies to eggs, milk, peanuts and other foods. Usually regarded as the gold standard among food allergy tests, it provides highly accurate results that can help build an effective allergy management plan for Atlanta patients. If you want to know more about Read More

How Can I Know if I Have an Egg Allergy or Egg Intolerance?

By |2024-03-13T11:30:20-04:00March 26th, 2024|

Egg allergies are one of the most common food allergies that affect young children. However,  due to the confusion caused by similarities between egg allergies and egg intolerance, parents will not have a complete understanding of this condition until a child undergoes professional food allergy testing. If you’re an Atlanta parent looking for some clarity Read More

Top Questions to Ask My Food Allergy Doctor

By |2024-03-12T13:21:54-04:00March 12th, 2024|

Food allergies are a significant health concern affecting families in Atlanta and beyond. To better understand an allergy, individuals should undergo food allergy testing with an experienced allergist. However, many people may not know the allergen triggering their symptoms, and are simply unaware of the benefits of allergy testing. If you’d like to get some Read More

How Do I Know if I Have a Milk Allergy?

By |2024-02-27T14:25:49-05:00February 27th, 2024|

Milk allergies can affect anyone, but they’re most often seen in infants and young children. Without using professional food allergy testing, you will not know for sure whether you or your child are allergic to dairy. Since even small amounts of dairy can trigger severe reactions in some cases, being examined by your Atlanta allergist Read More

Is a Skin Prick Test the Best Food Sensitivity Test?

By |2024-02-06T11:25:14-05:00February 13th, 2024|

Food sensitivities and allergies are a frequent source of pain and discomfort for adults and children in Atlanta. To better understand the cause of these health concerns, many allergists rely on skin prick allergy testing. This testing process delivers quick results that contribute to an effective treatment approach. But is a skin prick test the Read More

7 Tips for Parents Dealing With a Nut Allergy

By |2024-02-22T15:04:44-05:00January 23rd, 2024|

As a parent, your child’s health and safety always come first, especially when it comes to life-threatening nut allergies. To help protect your child from severe reactions and effectively manage these allergies, it’s important to know about the available treatments for tree nut allergies. But just how can Atlanta parents and children navigate the challenges Read More

Will a Blood Allergy Test Identify Food Sensitivities?

By |2024-01-09T11:46:01-05:00January 9th, 2024|

Professional food allergy testing helps you and your allergist understand why your body reacts negatively after eating foods. There are various diagnostic approaches, and blood testing is used frequently as it offers precise results that contribute to your allergist’s eventual diagnosis. But is blood testing the best way for Atlanta patients to identify food sensitivity? Read More

Is Oral Immunotherapy the Best Peanut Allergy Treatment?

By |2024-02-26T15:50:17-05:00January 2nd, 2024|

Peanut allergies are one of the leading causes of severe allergic reactions in both adults and children. Fortunately, Atlanta allergists have several peanut allergy treatment options to relieve uncomfortable symptoms such as skin hives, itching and shortness of breath. As a response, oral immunotherapy (OIT) stands out for its ability to prevent allergic reactions. OIT Read More

Is Egg Allergy Desensitization With OIT Effective?

By |2024-02-26T15:20:12-05:00December 12th, 2023|

Egg allergies are among the most common food allergies affecting children. Egg allergy usually starts in infancy and causes unpredictable symptoms, and Atlanta parents naturally want to identify the best egg allergy treatment options for their kids. Among possible treatment options, oral immunotherapy treatment (OIT) is often regarded as the most long-lasting solution to address Read More

Food Allergy Sufferers Use Safe Dining Tips for the Holidays

By |2024-02-26T14:26:41-05:00November 14th, 2023|

The holiday season and good food go hand-in-hand, but for anyone with a food allergy, dining can be fraught with danger. If you rely on milk, egg, peanut or tree nut treatments to prevent risk, the traditional holiday dining experience might be a source of unwanted stress. With that in mind, we have some of Read More

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