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

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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, Dr. Eugenia Hahn 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, patches, or welts. Although they are usually itchy, they may burn or sting as well. Hives may emerge anywhere on the body and can be any size, small or large. Unfortunately, hives may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days before disappearing, meaning your discomfort may last.

For patients suffering from hives, certain foods may be the trigger. Our doctors can test for food allergies using the skin prick test. The skin prick test is often used to check a patient’s reactions to several allergens. As the name states, the skin is pricked and an allergen is placed under the surface of the skin. After waiting approximately 15-20 minutes, your doctor or nurse will be able to observe the results of the test.

Once the results have been obtained, a treatment plan may be generated. Avoidance is usually the easiest way to maintain your comfort. If you avoid the specified food, you avoid the possible allergic reaction. Unfortunately, avoidance is not always possible. Other treatments may include oral or topical medication or immunotherapy. Our doctors will work with you to find your allergy triggers and the best treatment options.

If you think you may have hives or other allergy symptoms related to food, contact Dr. Noga Askenazi, Dr. Eugenia and Hahn at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois. Our doctors and staff are eager to meet with you in order to help you on your way to allergy treatment. Call 847 888 8802 to schedule your appointment.


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Dr. Noga Askenazi, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates

Dr. Noga Askenazi | Dr. Eugenia Hahn | Meredith Cirrincione

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, AMITA, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.

Dr. Eugenia Hahn is a highly recognized board certified allergist and immunologist who treats patients of all ages. Her areas of special interest are food allergy, eczema, and asthma. She is president of the Illinois Society of Allergy & Asthma, a National Committee leader of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology working on new treatment options for patients. She is a consultant for Advocate, Northwestern, AMITA, Northwest Community healthcare systems amongst many others. Her patients mean everything to her as she takes pride in finding the why behind the problem. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.