Food Allergies

The importance of understanding food allergens in Elgin

Food Allergies are becoming more common in children, which has resulted in an increase of allergies in adolescents and adults. Most of these allergies are diagnosed during childhood and they remain through adulthood. Today, millions of Americans are learning to cope and live everyday life with food allergies. It is important first to understand that there is a distinction between food intolerance and food allergies. Food intolerances are more common than food allergies, but actual allergies are much more serious. Food allergies are an abnormal immune system response to a specific food. Food allergies generally develop after your body has … Continue Reading

Crystal Lake patients ask, “What are food allergies and what are the most common triggers?”

We’ve all been there, one minute you’re enjoying a nice meal and the next minute you are feeling less than stellar. You may be wondering if you were allergic to something you ate. Sometimes, what you are experiencing is food intolerance. However, for many people, they are seeing the first signs of a food allergy, which can cause serious sickness or in some cases, death. If you suspect you have a food allergy, it is important to seek the aid of a professional to find out if your reaction is indeed an allergy. At Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/FOOD ALLERGY … Continue Reading

Buffalo Grove, IL allergy sufferers seek a cure for hives-related to food triggers

An allergy is an unusual sensitivity to a substance that is generally considered harmless. These substances may include food, cosmetics, and metals. If you suspect you are suffering from food allergies, contact your doctor to confirm the allergy. Dr. Noga Askenazi and staff at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois are here to meet that need. Food allergy symptoms may include: Hives Respiratory issues such as wheezing or shortness of breath Diarrhea or abdominal pain Eczema Hives are a common symptom of food allergies. Hives develop suddenly on the skin and look like swollen, light red bumps, … Continue Reading

National Allergy Bureau Pollen and Mold Report.