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Joseph Nelson Gaddy, MD
(317) 396-2347
1718 Cardinal Ln
Brownsburg, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1980

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Helen T Nguyen, MD
(317) 328-2725
6130 Tybalt Cir
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med & Pharm Univ, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (942-01 Eff 1/83)
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ly Frank Wu
(317) 872-4214
8402 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.Carol Fosso
(317) 872-4213
8402 Harcourt Road #615
Indianapolis, IN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Michael Claude Wiemann, MD
(317) 338-3938
8402 Harcourt Rd Ste 324
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp And Health Car, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: St Vincent Oncology Svc

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Lynne H Wu, MD
(317) 872-4213
6920 Parkdale Pl Ste 101
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1997

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Oldrich J Kolar, MD
(317) 614-3100
8424 Naab Rd Ste 1A
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Neurology, Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mararykova Univ/Je Purkyne, Fac Med, Brno, Czechoslovakia
Graduation Year: 1953
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp And Health Car, Indianapolis, In

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D Duane Houser, MD
(317) 575-3486
8801 N Meridian St Ste 305
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1965

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Jeffrey Michael Greene, MD
(610) 642-1643
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1969

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Carol K Fosso
(317) 872-4213
8402 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Food Allergies Call for Savvy Sleuthing

Some people grocery shop with a list. My friend, Susan, strolls along the aisles with a magnifying glass in hand. Why? She needs it for reading labels.

Her husband is one of the roughly 12 million Americans who have food allergies and one of roughly 1% of Americans who are allergic to peanuts. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, peanuts and tree nuts are the leading causes of fatal and near-fatal food allergic reactions.

It’s no wonder Susan isn’t taking any chances. Her magnifying glass trains on label after label, looking not only for obvious sources such as peanuts, peanut flour, and peanut butter but other more obscure forms of offending peanut proteins like peanut extracts, ground nuts, packaged cakes, crackers, soups, salad dressings, health bars, and chocolate candy, just to name a few. My usual supermarket sprint turned into a mega-shopping marathon when I decided to join Susan one afternoon, but it was well worth it. Now, I have bona fide experience at being a food allergy sleuth.

What Is Food Allergy?

Today, food allergy seems to be the new “in” medical disorder. It’s the hot topic discussed at cocktail parties, on talk shows, and by movie stars, moguls, and supermodels. But true food allergy isn’t something to take lightly.

Food allergy, explains Anne Muñoz-Furlong, cofounder of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, “is a condition in which the immune system incorrectly identifies a food protein as a threat and attempts to protect the body against it by releasing chemicals into the blood. The release of these chemicals results in the symptoms of an allergic reaction.”

These symptoms, which may begin minutes or up to two hours after eating an offending food, can range from mildly annoying itching and wheezing to a life-threatening drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness.

Food intolerance and food sensitivity are two terms commonly confused with food allergy. Food intolerance doesn’t involve the immune system. Instead, it’s a condition in which our bodies can’t adequately digest a certain component of a particular food. Lactose intolerance—an inability to digest the natural sugar in milk—is a good example. A reaction is uncomfortable but not usually life threatening.

The definition of food sensitivity is a bit fuzzier. It’s generally used as a blanket term for both food intolerances and food allergies, which at worst creates a plateful of misunderstanding.

“If you think you have a food allergy,” says Muñoz-Furlong, “keep a diet diary to help pinpoint the food or foods. Then, work in partnership with your doctor to get a proper diagnosis. If you’re tested and the results point to a food that’s a staple in your diet, speak up; it might be a false positive.”

A clinical history, meaning a detailed account of what you eat and how you f...

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