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Can a Shellfish Allergy Develop Later in Life?

By |2024-05-14T08:56:11-04:00May 14th, 2024|

Shellfish allergies are among the most severe types of food allergies, potentially causing anaphylaxis in extreme cases. If you experience symptoms after eating any crustacean or mollusk, seeking an effective shellfish allergy management plan is essential. Unlike most food allergies, shellfish allergies are more common in adults than children. But do shellfish allergies actually develop Read More

Are Food Allergies Hereditary?

By |2024-04-05T09:06:34-04:00April 23rd, 2024|

Understanding the causes of food allergies is a complex process. If you or your child has undergone food allergy testing in Atlanta, you were probably asked about your family’s allergy history. This question might lead many to assume that food allergies are hereditary, but is that the case? Let’s explore whether or not food allergies Read More

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

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