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Sometimes the immune system targets a harmless food protein and attacks it. The immune system produces large amounts of an antibody called immunoglobulin E to fight the enemy food proteins. This struggle releases histamine and other chemicals, which can trigger the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
The symptoms of a food allergy may be mild, like rashes, hives, and swelling. However, symptoms can also be severe, like trouble breathing and loss of consciousness. Food allergies can be fatal.
Almost any food can cause an allergic reaction. However,
8 foods account for 90% of all food allergies in the U.S.
Diagnosing a food allergy can be tricky, as it’s not always obvious which food is causing symptoms. It’s important to work with an allergist who can perform proper diagnostic testing.
While many children with milk and egg allergies will come to tolerate them over time, childhood food allergies can be a sign of things to come.
Kids with food allergies – especially egg allergies – have a 50-90% chance of developing other allergies and asthma as they get older.
Eliminate Food Allergies Permanently
With Food Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)
Now there is a new way to treat food allergies without strict diets. Safely eat foods that you or your child currently avoid – wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, etc..
Food OIT uses a specific procedure to introduce the food allergen back into the diet. The primary goal is safety – our patients can ingest the allergenic food and foods that contain the allergenic food without thinking about it.
Since 2017, KCAA has successfully offered this innovative therapy. Contact us at (913) 491-5501 for more information.
|“Our daughter, Adyson, participated in the peanut Oral Immunotherapy Program at KCAA and it has changed our lives for the better. Adyson is now free to participate in activities with friends and family without the constant worry of a possible reaction. Dr. Ward and the amazing staff at KCAA were wonderful to work with and were available at any time to assist in answering questions or addressing concerns. There are no words to accurately express the gratitude we have to Dr. Ward and KCAA for changing our daughter’s life.”
Thank you, Jayma & Matt D.
Ready To Change Your Life? Eat Fearlessly!
The Walk-In Clinic is open to all established KCAA patients, check our hours and locations.
MON - THURS.
8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TUE & THURS
8:00 am - 11:00 am
We continue to closely monitor the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and are following the recommendations of The Center for Disease Control and state health departments.
Our doors remain OPEN and we ARE GIVING ALLERGY INJECTIONS ON A WALK-IN BASIS AS LONG AS YOU ARE FEVER FREE. For everyone’s protection, the KCAA walk-in clinic is closed for general patients. Patients not getting allergy injections will be seen by appointment only.
We want to remind you that it is important that you keep your underlying medical conditions under control. Poorly controlled allergies increase the risk of contracting any respiratory virus, as these are contracted when people rub their nose or eyes and spread to others by sneezing. Poorly controlled asthma is a major risk factor for poor outcome. Spirometry combined with medical history and exams are the best way to ensure your asthma is optimally managed and to make sure that you have a plan of action for when you get any viral illness.
Please be reassured that the health and well-being of our patients and staff continue to be KCAA’s top priority. We have taken many steps to keep our office as safe as possible. These include:
• Screening patients for fever. Anyone with a temperature 100.4 or greater within the past 48 hrs. is not permitted in our office. This is for the safety of other patients.
• Limiting visitors. Please make every attempt to only bring the patient unless no other option exists.
• Removing all magazines and reading material from our waiting rooms and exam rooms.
• Having allergy shot patients wait in their cars so our waiting room volume is kept minimal.
• Sanitizing our waiting room every 30 minutes.
• Having our staff wear personal protective equipment for the safety of patients and staff.
We want to encourage you to continue to come in for your allergy injections, especially with spring pollen in the air. Our providers are looking at our schedules in advance and cancelling appointments where the risk to the patient exceeds the benefit. If you are uncertain, please speak with one of our nurses.
We at KCAA remain committed to the health, safety and well-being of our patients!