At Food Allergies Atlanta, we are dedicated to the treatment of our patients who suffer from a host of food-related issues. From the initial food allergy testing to a personalized treatment plan, Dr. Chacko works to understand the allergies impacting you or your child, then develops a solution to treat them.
It’s important to have your food allergy doctor nearby, which is why we have 6 convenient locations to serve you.
The best treatment arises from a detailed discussion and examination at a food allergy clinic. Dr. Chacko is a board certified allergist and immunologist. His expertise in food allergy treatment is acknowledged worldwide. Dr. Chacko treats both adults and children.
Across our five clinics, we work to understand your individual concerns and tailor a treatment solution that you are comfortable with.
Food Allergy Testing
The symptoms of a food allergy won’t always be consistent. That’s why it is crucial to obtain a professional and accurate diagnosis. Dr. Chacko conducts food allergy tests that will reveal the source of an allergy, and also present the right approach to dealing with it.
A skin prick test, with a solution containing the suspected food item being placed just under the surface of the skin, is a quick and effective approach to discovering an allergy. A blood test or oral challenge test are two alternative approaches. Learn more about food allergy testing now.
Food Allergy Treatment
From the severity of the symptoms to the food that causes the reaction, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. Once Dr. Chacko has successfully diagnosed a food allergy, he’ll work with the patient to customize a treatment solution that fits their needs.
Treatment options can include food avoidance, supervised food elimination diets, immunotherapy and oral immunotherapy (OIT). In more severe cases, a patient may need to carry auto-injectable epinephrine in case they experience an anaphylactic reaction. Explore our food allergy treatment options in-depth.
Oral immunotherapy is a newer approach in dealing with food allergies. A patient receives small doses of an allergen over an extended period, thus desensitizing the body to the substance that causes the reaction. Initially, a patient would receive a number of doses at one of our clinics, as over the following months, the dose is increased to strengthen immunity to the allergen. Regular appointments with Dr. Chacko are essential to ensure that the process is running smoothly and that the patient is experiencing positive benefits. Learn how oral immunotherapy can help you or your child today.