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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!
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