Food allergies, affecting both adults and children, are immune system responses to specific proteins found in food. Common allergens in children include milk, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts, while adults might also develop allergies to shellfish, fish, or specific fruits and vegetables. Symptoms vary widely, ranging from mild reactions like itching or hives to severe responses such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat, or even life-threatening anaphylaxis. Accurate diagnosis is critical, and at Maryland Allergy and Asthma Center, our specialized team conducts thorough evaluations to pinpoint specific triggers, utilizing advanced diagnostic tools such as skin or blood tests. Managing food allergies involves personalized treatment plans, strict avoidance of allergens, and education on emergency responses to potential reactions.
Choosing the Maryland Allergy and Asthma Center for managing food allergies ensures tailored care for adults and children. Our allergist is dedicated to providing comprehensive support, offering expertise in identifying allergens, creating personalized strategies for allergen avoidance, and prescribing appropriate medications or immunotherapy as needed. We understand the unique challenges that come with food allergies and prioritize empowering patients with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate daily life safely. Take the first step towards effectively managing food allergies for yourself or your child by scheduling an appointment with us. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we're committed to helping you live a life free from the limitations of food allergies.