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Stephen Neal Marks, MD
(808) 433-6661
3343 Springhill Dr
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jack J Blessing, MD
(501) 364-1100
800 Marshall St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rijksuniversiteit Te Leiden, Fac Der Geneeskunde, Leiden, Netherlands
Graduation Year: 1989

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Terry Odell Harville, MD
(501) 614-2000
800 Marshall St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1986

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Tamara T Perry, MD
(501) 364-1060
1120 Marshall Street Slot 512-13
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Joseph Gary Wheeler, MD
(501) 320-1416
800 Marshall St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1980

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Frederick James Kittler, MD
(501) 758-9696
2504 McCain Blvd Ste 118
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Infirmary-Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar; Arkansas Childrens Hosp, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Allergy Clinic

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Rosalind Abernathy
(501) 364-1100
800 Marshall St # 653
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Arvil Wesley Burks Jr, MD
(501) 614-2000
1120 Marshall St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1980

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Amy M Scurlock, MD
(501) 364-1060
Slot 512-13 1120 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1998

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Ricki M Helm, PHD FAAAAI
(501) 364-3572
Slot 512-20B 1120 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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