Dr. Thomas Chacko

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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.

Why Is Oral Allergy Syndrome Triggered in Spring?

By |2023-03-10T16:42:08-05:00March 14th, 2023|

Spring is a challenging time of year for the many people in Atlanta with a pollen allergy. But there’s also something that can add to these issues – the cross-reactive allergic reaction triggered by eating fruits and vegetables – called oral allergy syndrome (OAS). However, OAS is not restricted to springtime and can appear at Read More

Can Peanut Allergy Treatment Prevent Severe Reactions?

By |2023-02-14T10:00:28-05:00February 21st, 2023|

Peanut allergies are one of the leading causes of severe allergic reactions. And while a peanut allergy treatment can significantly reduce the risk of anaphylaxis, many people in Atlanta have never actually received a professional diagnosis. If you identify any allergy symptoms, getting tested for food allergies is essential. But just how effective are peanut Read More

What Are the Different Types of Shellfish?

By |2023-01-18T13:26:53-05:00January 24th, 2023|

In contrast to most food allergies, shellfish allergies are actually more common in adults than children. And without a shellfish allergy treatment plan to minimize symptoms, many of these allergic individuals are at risk of health complications. But with shellfish covering a broad selection of foods, people living with allergies in Atlanta are often unsure Read More

Can Oral Allergy Syndrome Be an Issue During the Winter?

By |2023-01-10T15:57:42-05:00January 10th, 2023|

Do you experience allergy symptoms after eating certain fruits and vegetables? If this is the case in your life, you could be suffering from oral allergy syndrome, or OAS. Also known as pollen-food allergy syndrome, OAS is a food allergy with a cross-reactivity between some fruits, nuts, vegetables and pollen. But with pollen allergies usually Read More

How Does a Food Allergist Treat an Egg Allergy?

By |2022-12-22T17:33:32-05:00December 27th, 2022|

Egg allergies are one of the most common food allergies experienced by infants and young children. Thankfully, by following an egg allergy treatment plan from a certified Atlanta food allergist, severe symptoms are usually preventable. However, many parents are not fully aware of the risks of allergies, and don’t seek the assistance of a food Read More

What Are the Most Common Nut Allergies?

By |2022-12-08T15:49:13-05:00December 13th, 2022|

As one of the leading causes of anaphylaxis, nut allergies can trigger life-threatening physical reactions upon exposure. But while parents and children with nut allergies are rightfully wary of allergic reactions, professional food allergy treatment will reduce the risk. Dr. Chacko has spent years treating patients with food allergies in Atlanta and is all too Read More

How Effective Is an Oral Challenge Food Allergy Test?

By |2022-11-28T17:18:22-05:00November 29th, 2022|

Understanding your allergies using food allergy testing is a crucial stage in a comprehensive treatment plan. With a precise diagnosis, your Atlanta area allergy doctor can deliver a targeted solution based on specific allergens. The oral challenge food allergy test is one of the allergy testing options available today. But just how practical is this Read More

What Is the Best Milk Allergy Treatment?

By |2022-11-16T19:56:02-05:00November 17th, 2022|

With so many children dealing with an allergy to cow’s milk, it’s no surprise that many Atlanta parents seek out dependable milk allergy treatments. Hives, swelling and breathing issues are common symptoms after exposure to milk, and the severity of a reaction is often unpredictable. However, simply avoiding exposure to dairy products is not easy. Read More

If Allergic to Eggs Can I Eat Chicken?

By |2022-10-24T14:29:35-04:00October 25th, 2022|

Eggs are a common cause of allergic reactions in infants and children, requiring egg allergy treatment and testing to minimize health risks. With a growing awareness of cross-reactivity between egg yolk and bird allergens, many parents question if eating chicken might lead to a reaction. For Atlanta parents concerned about links between egg allergies and Read More

Are Food Allergy Blood Tests Accurate?

By |2022-10-10T22:51:35-04:00October 11th, 2022|

Professional allergy testing is a crucial part of diagnosing a food allergy. And with blood allergy testing, skin testing and oral food challenges, Atlanta patients can get the testing they require for a proper diagnosis. Taking blood from a patient is a straightforward process that is quick and pain-free. But just how accurate is blood Read More

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