If you or your child is living with severe food allergies, care at AHN can be life-changing. We offer accurate diagnoses and deliver effective treatments that stop severe allergic reactions. Many of our patients are delighted with the freedom that comes from being able to eat at restaurants and participate in social events they once had to avoid.
Highlights of our program include:
We treat all food allergies including:
Food allergies cause symptoms such as rashes, swelling, and vomiting. But symptoms often vary, even among people who are allergic to the same foods. The best way to confirm an allergy is through allergy testing in a dedicated program like ours.
But symptoms are not the only reason to consider allergy testing. Young children with skin conditions such as eczema face a higher risk of food allergies. The risk also rises if an older sibling has a food allergy. Testing provides answers that may help your child avoid allergic reactions.
Allergy testing at AHN may include:
If eating certain foods gives you an upset stomach or headaches, the problem might not be food allergies. It may be a food intolerance.
Food intolerances occur when your body has difficulty digesting certain foods. Treatment for food intolerances requires the care of a digestive health doctor (also known as a gastroenterologist).
An allergist can determine whether the problem is a food allergy or food intolerance so you can get the care you need to feel better. At AHN, our allergists start by performing a physical exam and talking with you about your symptoms.
The next steps of your care may include:
Oral immunotherapy helps young adults and children build up a tolerance to foods that trigger life-threatening allergic reactions. After completing treatment, people may only experience mild symptoms if they accidentally eat a food they are allergic to. Some people experience no symptoms.
Oral immunotherapy helps you build tolerance over time by regularly exposing you to small doses of the food you are allergic to. Here’s how it works: