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Sarbjeet Kaur Sran
(828) 327-0600
912 2nd St Ne
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Charles Emmett Reed, MD
1870 N Center St
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1945

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Dr.Joseph Inglefield
(828) 322-1275
220 18th Street Cir SE
Hickory, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alan Eugene Deddens, MD
(704) 873-5224
707 Bryant St
Statesville, NC
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Lake Norman Reg Med Ctr, Mooresville, Nc; Davis Reg Med Ctr, Statesville, Nc; Iredell Memorial Hospital, Statesville, Nc
Group Practice: Piedmont Healthcare; Piedmont Healthcare Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg

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Sran, Sarbjeet K, Md - Allergy & Asthma Assoc
(828) 327-0600
912 2nd St NE
Hickory, NC

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Sarbjeet Kaur Sran, MD
(704) 327-0600
912 2nd St NE
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

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Joseph Thacher Inglefield
(828) 322-1275
220 18th Street Cir Se
Hickory, NC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Margaret Jane Willhide, MD
(704) 878-2011
129 Sherlock Dr
Statesville, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1962

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Joseph T Inglefield III, MD
1109 Davie Ave
Statesville, NC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Catawba Mem Hosp, Hickory, Nc; Frye Reg Med Ctr, Hickory, Nc
Group Practice: Hickory Allergy & Asthma Clnc

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Joel Rapchik
(252) 430-1701
568 Ruin Creek Rd
Henderson, NC
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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