Parents are often overwhelmed with the wide-ranging |
Tasks and Lifestyle Limitations necessary to
Keep their Children Safe.
One Question asked by EVERY Parent is…
Does my CHILD have FOOD Allergies ?
While individual Signs and Symptoms of Food Allergy |
are as Unique as Fingerprints, usually at least
One of Four common Organs are involved.
Rarely are Allergy Symptoms in young Children & Infants Nasal in nature.
Food Allergy is the start of the Allergy March.
But more importantly and unknown to many, is that
Child Food Allergy must be managed properly
to prevent the progression to other Allergies,
Chronic Dermatitis, Vomiting, Eczema, Gastrointestinal Distress, Eczema,
Ear Infections, Upper Respiratory Disease, then Rhinitis / Allergies and
Allergic Asthma, later on in Life.
Food Allergies are more common in Children than in Adults.
The most common Food Allergens in Infants and young Children are
Cow's Milk, Hen's Egg, Peanut (a legume), Tree Nuts, Soybeans and Wheat.
Although sensitivity to most allergens is lost in late childhood,
Allergy to Peanut, Tree Nut and Seafood
is likely to continue throughout the patient's life.
Only approximately 20 % of Children with Peanut Allergy lose their Sensitivity.
Joint Task Force Guidelines, “Food Allergy: A Practice Parameter,”
published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology,
the Scientific Journal of the American College of Allergy,
Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).
The Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, representing the ACAAI,
the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the
Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (JCAAI).
Food Allergy Practice Parameters / Guidelines on Food Allergy
represents more than 10 years of research and investigation of literature.
Designed to improve patient care,
the guidelines provide practicing physicians with an evidence-based,
broadly accepted approach to the Diagnostic Evaluation and
Management of IgE-Mediated (Allergic) Food Reactions.
The NEW Guidelines reinforce the need for
Physicians to “Think Food Allergy”
as the potential cause of a Patient's Symptoms,
whether it be GI complaints or Skin Problems.
In your visit to your Primary CARE Physician,
the most important Diagnostic tool is the Patient's History.
Is there an association between eating the Food and having Symptoms ?
Hidden Food Allergy is uncommon.
Most Food Allergies occur with a direct relationship –
You eat the food, then you have a reaction. It is usually a pretty obvious reaction.
A Food Allergy is an Immune System response to a Food
that the body mistakenly believes is harmful.
Once the immune system decides that a particular food is harmful,
it creates specific antibodies ( IgE) to it.
The next time the individual eats that Food,
the Immune System releases massive amounts of chemicals,
including Histamine, in order to protect the body.
These chemicals trigger a cascade of Allergic Symptoms that can affect the
Respiratory System, Gastrointestinal Tract, Skin, or Cardiovascular System.
Scientists estimate that approximately 12 million Americans
suffer from true Food Allergies.
Is it Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?
Many people think the terms Food Allergy
and Food Intolerance mean the same thing;
however, they do not.
A "Food Intolerance" is an adverse food-induced reaction
that does not involve the immune system.
Lactose intolerance is one example of a Food intolerance.
A person with lactose intolerance lacks an enzyme
that is needed to digest milk sugar.
When the person eats milk products, symptoms
such as gas, bloating, and abdominal pain may occur.
A "Food Allergy" occurs when the immune system reacts to a certain food.
The most common form of an immune system reaction occurs
when the body creates Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to the food.
When these IgE antibodies react with the food,
histamine and other chemicals (called "mediators")
cause Hives, Asthma, or other Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction.
Due to recent developments in laboratory technology, |
it has become common practice for Physicians to order
FOOD IgE Blood Tests for 20 or 30 Foods when Testing for other Allergies.
Although an individual could be allergic to any Food, such as
Fruits, Vegetables, and Meats, there are
Eight Foods that account for 90% of all Food-Allergic Reactions
These are: Milk, Peanut, Tree Nut (Walnut, Cashew,, etc.)
Fish, Shellfish, Soy, and Wheat.
SCREEN You or Your Child for the
most common FOOD Allergy Sources.
The FIRST Step in the determination of FOOD Allergies is a
visit to Your Primary CARE Physician and a
FOOD Allergy IgE and IgG4 Blood Test to
Screen You for the most common FOOD Allergy Sources.
While there are no Medications that cure Food Allergies and
the only medically accepted treatment to prevent a reaction is Strict Avoidance,
once any Food Allergies are identified,
Your Physician can work together to develop a
Food Rotation Diet and Meal Plan within your Food Allergy Profile.
Primary PHYSICIAN Diagnostics
FOOD Screening Panels
Primary PHYSICIAN Diagnostics Food Panels
Test for the most common Foods and Food Groups to which
Adult and Pediatric Patients are Allergic.
Primary PHYSICIAN Diagnostics Laboratory Food Allergy Test Report
will provide individual IgE and IgG4 Values / Scores for each tested Food to
Surface both IgE Mediated / Immediate Reaction Food Allergies and possible
IgG4 Values / Scores for Delayed / Hidden Food Allergies.
It is important to note that FOOD Allergy Testing is just
One Piece of your Allergy Diagnostic Puzzle.
Just because you have a positive test result to a Food
doesn't necessarily mean you are allergic to that food.
This is why your Primary CARE Physician will be sure
to check to see if your test results
correspond with possible symptoms and are in context with your
Medical Status / History.
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FOOD Allergy Blood Test is an essential component in the determination of Your FOOD Allergy Profile.
A FOOD Allergy Blood Test is typically covered by your Medical Insurance Policy.