Food allergy carries a significant burden on yourself and your family's quality of life. In case of children, it brings extra burden on the growth and welfare of your child due to limitation of foods your child can take and the inconvenience of avoiding several foods at school and at other extra curriculum activities. Unfortunately, many of the labeled food allergy diagnoses are not necessary true. Food allergy test has to be interpreted in conjunction with thorough clinical symptoms to avoid over-diagnosing. Food allergy testing should be analyzed by an allergist with expertise in the area since the test only provides us with a probability of having an allergic reaction to that particular food. True food allergy is dangerous since reactions can be serious and life-threatening in case of anaphylaxis. Previously avoidance of the allergic food is the only treatment. Many active research trials in recent years have shred light into our understanding of the safety and efficacy of food desensitization that now food desensitization can be done at many allergy immunology clinics.
Food Allergy Clinic offers the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art expertise and standardized approach in diagnosis and treatment of food allergy. If you have questions about food allergy or doubt that you or your child might have allergy to foods, please come for a discussion. Below are services and procedures we offer at Texas Allergy for food allergy.