A true food allergy causes an immediate immune response in the body after the food is consumed. This is different from a non-allergic food reaction, such as occurs with lactose intolerance or food poisoning. Testing by a specialist can provide an accurate diagnosis so proper treatment for a food allergy can begin. The most common food allergens are eggs, milk, peanuts, sesame, wheat, shellfish, soy, and tree nuts, which when ingested may cause the following symptoms:
Skin: itchy rash, hives, swelling of the lips/tongue/throat
Lungs: shortness of breath, wheezing
Gastrointestinal: nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea
To provide an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Wolff will perform a thorough medical evaluation and appropriate testing with either a skin prick test or blood test.
If you feel you are suffering from food allergy, call 313-871-7572 to schedule an appointment today.