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Aliya U Khan, MD
(937) 296-0015
3075 Governors Place Blvd
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Kettering Med Ctr, Kettering, Oh
Group Practice: Kettering Arthritis Ctr

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Susan Holliday Barde, MD
(937) 296-0015
3075 Governors Place Blvd Ste 110
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1976

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Susan Holliday Barde
(937) 296-0015
3075 Governors Place Blvd
Dayton, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James A Sims
(937) 294-8500
3080 Ackerman Blvd
Kettering, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James Arthur Sims, MD
(937) 294-8500
3080 Ackerman Blvd Ste 220
Kettering, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1968

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Clark Lawrence Anderson, MD
(937) 208-2127
128 E Apple St Rm 2830
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1964

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Barbara Ann Pflum, MD
(937) 293-8263
240 Wonderly Ave
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Med Ctr, Dayton, Oh; Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Oh; Kettering Med Ctr, Kettering, Oh

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William A Parker
(937) 431-0721
2359 Lakeview Drive
Beavercreek, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Kristina Lynne Kwak, MD
2359 Lakeview Dr
Beavercreek, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1999

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Deborah Dawn Albright, MD
2421 Patrick Blvd
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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