Food Allergy Treatment & Prevention
If you have a food allergy, eating a particular food can result in a number of symptoms. These include stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, hives, fainting, and swelling of the face, tongue, lips, and throat. The most dangerous scenario is anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction that can cause constricted airways, rapid pulse, mental confusion, cardiovascular collapse, and shock.
Foods that can cause problems.
Approximately 90% of food allergies are caused by certain proteins in cow’s milk, egg whites, peanuts, wheat, or soybeans. Other foods that can cause problems include shellfish, fish, and tree nuts.
Prevent dangerous future reactions.
If you or a loved one has suffered an allergic reaction after eating a particular food, future reactions may be more severe. Dr. Justin Clark is a board-certified and fellowship-trained specialist who can help. After conducting a health history and exam, Dr. Clark will go through a number of steps to determine your food allergy. This may include a skin test, blood test, or food challenge test. After identifying which food(s) you are allergic to, he will educate you on how to prevent future reactions and self-administer medication if they occur.
For more information about Dr. Clark’s food allergy treatment, call our Fort Walton Beach or Crestview, Florida allergy center today. To schedule an appointment online, please use our online appointment request form.
Food Allergy Treatment in Crestview and Fort Walton Beach, FL
All Seasons Allergy & Asthma serves the Fort Walton Beach and Crestview area including Destin, Niceville, and Navarre, Florida.