free_wifi

Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center

Locations:

Plano

6100 Windcom Court,
Suite 101
Plano, Texas 75093


Serving: Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Carrollton, Richardson, Lewisville, Garland, Dallas, The Colony, Addison, Coppell, Little Elm, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 398 - 3500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:


Denison
In the Texoma Medical Plaza adjacent to the new Texoma Medical Center
5012 South US HWY 75,
Suite 150
Denison, Texas 75020

Serving: Denison, Sherman, Bonham, Gainesville, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, McKinney, Prosper, Durant (OK) and Madill (OK)

(903) 463 - 8400Telephone:
(903) 463 - 8500FAX:


McKinney
7785 Eldorado Pkwy,
Suite 500
McKinney, Texas 75070

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(972) 542 - 0500Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:


Allen
In Twin Creeks Medical Center Two
1101 Raintree Cir,
Suite 200
Allen, Texas 75013

Serving: McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Celina, Prosper, Sachse, Murphy, Wylie, Rockwall, Lucas and Rowlett

(469) 656 - 1057Telephone:
(972) 398 - 3512FAX:


Green Going Green to help you breathe easier!

Treatment of Food Allergy

How is food allergy treated?


Avoidance is the mainstay of food allergies. If you are allergic to a specific food, your physician will ask you to eliminate that food from the diet.


Are medications necessary?


If you are allergic to a food, it is important to have developed an emergency plan with your physician in case of accidental ingestion.


If you accidently ingest a food or begin to experience a mild allergic reaction, your physician may instruct you to take an antihistamine. If you are having a more serious allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, your doctor will ask you to use an epinephrine auto-injector (Epipen or Twinject) and you should seek immediate medical attention as the reaction may be life-threatening.


If I am allergic to a food, will I have to avoid it forever?


Many food allergies that develop early in life will get better with age. Allergies that develop in school age children and adults will typically persist through life.


Is there a cure for food allergy?


For some types of food allergy oral food desensitization may increase the amount of food a patient can ingest before having symptoms of an allergic reaction. You should consult with your doctor to learn more about oral food desensitization and should never attempt this procedure at home without physician guidance.