Food Allergies in Ankeny
Which Foods Should You Avoid?
Food allergies can worsen conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, or eosinophilic disorders. If you suffer from food allergies, we will conduct a food allergy test, such as skin tests or blood tests. These can be very reliable and can rule in or out food allergies if done correctly and interpreted by our board-certified allergist.
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Common Symptoms of Food Allergies
You or your child could be dealing with a food allergy if you experience symptoms up to two hours after eating. Pay attention to the following common symptoms:
- Rash or hives
- Itchy mouth
- Nasal congestion
- Facial swelling (including the lips and tongue)
- Stomach cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Trouble breathing (in more severe cases)
Can A Food Allergy Lead To Anaphylaxis?
In some cases, a food allergy can trigger anaphylaxis which is a severe allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis could lead to life-threatening symptoms such as inability to breathe due to constricted airwaves. Food allergy testing is an important step in avoiding these types of reactions.
We Offer Allergy Testing—Contact Us Today!
The only way to know whether or not you have a food allergy is to undergo a medical diagnosis. Allergy testing is necessary to pinpoint the source of your allergic responses, and our team can provide customized tests for food allergies. We have board-certified allergists on-site to provide you with quick resources and we offer both allergy and asthma tests at any of our office locations.
Our experts can aid in determining what exactly could be triggering your outbreaks, and can provide you with treatment plans to help with your condition, which may include medicated creams/lotions, allergy drops, allergy shots, or medication.
“Best experience I think I have ever had with a doctor and clinic. They really took the time to listen and figure out what was going on. I appreciate their time, efforts and sincerity in making sure I felt better.”- Melissa B.
“This was my first time seeing an allergist and the entire staff made my first visit nothing short of amazing. Alexandra Jansen was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions.”- Cameron D.
“Great experience! The staff is thorough and compassionate and provided excellent care for our 8 month old. We were seen for a food allergy and no question was left unanswered. We would definitely recommend them to family and friends.”- Lindsey L.