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Jayaprakash Yalamanchili, MD
(225) 664-1230
4655 Bluebonnet Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mr Med Coll, Gulbarga Univ, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Vimla Menon, MD
(225) 754-7000
2645 Oneal Ln Bldg D
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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James Marion Kidd III, MD
(225) 769-4432
8017 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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James Marion Kidd
(225) 769-4432
8017 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Theron Garrick McCormick
(225) 765-6834
7777 Hennessy Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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John Edward Erffmeyer, MD
(225) 761-5401
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge, La
Group Practice: Ochsner Clinic

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Iraj Shadravan, MD
(225) 272-6238
1342 Marc Antony Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Shiraz Univ Of Med Sci, Shiraz, Iran
Graduation Year: 1957

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Nicholas James Doll, MD
(225) 926-7200
16777 Medical Center Dr Ste 125
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1972

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John Edward Erffmeyer
(225) 761-5200
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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Joseph Norwood Redhead, MD
(225) 246-9301
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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