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Kurt Ralph Peters, MD
(281) 242-0333
18 Newhall Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Thomas Beller
(843) 689-6442
Unit D, 60 Main Street
Hilton Head Island, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Dr.David Perrick
(803) 765-9233
1 Richland Medical Park # 200
Columbia, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Timothy E Crouch
(843) 679-9335
800 E Cheves St
Florence, SC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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John Ramey
(843) 797-8162
9165 University Blvd
North Charleston, SC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Gerald Eugene Vanderpool, MD
(843) 689-6442
PO Box 22660
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1965

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Kenneth Allen Brown, MD
(843) 525-6622
1231 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, SC
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Beaufort Mem Hosp, Beaufort, Sc; Hilton Head Hosp, Hilton Head, Sc
Group Practice: Beaufort Ear Nose Throat Assoc

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Charles William Greene, MD
(864) 454-2515
2000 Patewood Drive
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1994

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Albert F Finn Jr, MD
(843) 577-3342
9165 University Blvd
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Roper Hospital, Charleston, Sc
Group Practice: Allergy Asthma & Urticaria

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Andrea B Lantz
(864) 458-7431
48 Creekview Ct
Greenville, SC
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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