With food allergies, you may experience unpleasant and, in some cases, life-threatening reactions that can make choosing what to eat difficult. At Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates, we understand that food allergies complicate navigating daily life. We offer accurate diagnoses and the latest treatment methods to help ease your worries.
What Food Allergies Do You Treat?
At Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates, we treat all food allergies, including:
- Milk and other dairy products
- Tree nuts
- Shellfish and different types of fish
How Do You Test for Food Allergies?
If you are experiencing symptoms such as swelling, vomiting, or rashes, this could indicate a food allergy. However, symptoms vary from person to person, even if they share the same food allergy. We can confirm an allergy by using allergy testing and then begin treatment.
Another reason to consider allergy testing is if you or your young children have skin conditions such as eczema. These skin conditions often come with a higher risk of food allergies. Additionally, testing the younger siblings is recommended if an older sibling has a food allergy to help avoid allergic reactions.
At Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates, our allergy testing may involve blood tests, skin prick tests, or oral food tests. For our blood test, we will take a sample of your blood and check for proteins that trigger food allergy symptoms.
With the skin prick test, we will use a small needle to insert extracts of potential allergic food under the skin. If you have irritation on the site, you are likely allergic to that food.
You will consume small amounts of the food for the oral food test, and if you show symptoms, it will confirm that you are allergic.
Why Choose Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates for Allergy Testing?
Allergy & Clinical Immunology Associates, we focus intensely on educating our patients and their families. We offer a staff of expert physicians and physician assistants who are committed to their patients and serve with a solid knowledge base and a clear understanding of their conditions.
We also offer a trained nursing staff who provide extensive teaching on allergies. Our team can expertly diagnose food allergies and provide effective allergy treatments to Pittsburgh patients, allowing them to enjoy social events and dining out without worry.
Learn more about food allergy testing and treatment by contacting us today.