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Myrna Ramos Meneses, MD
(906) 225-3936
1414 W Fair Ave
Marquette, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, Mi
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Assoc

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Myrna R Meneses
(906) 225-3936
1414 W Fair Ave
Marquette, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Ulrich O Ringwald
(248) 651-0606
1135 W University Dr
Rochester, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Robert M Cutler
(248) 334-0571
43750 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Katharine A Wayne Mauer, MD
(248) 280-3822
1350 Kirts Blvd Ste 140
Troy, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1973

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Bobby Joseph, MD
(906) 225-4725
1414 W Fair Ave Ste 216
Marquette, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, Mi; Baraga County Mem Hosp, Lanse, Mi
Group Practice: U P Asthma & Allergy Ctr

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Bobby Z Joseph
(906) 225-4725
1414 W Fair Ave
Marquette, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Cory Edward Cookingham
(810) 733-3200
4260 S Linden Rd
Flint, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Suchetha Kinhal, MD
(248) 932-0082
6330 Orchard Lake Rd Ste 110
West Bloomfield, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Suresh Anne, MD
(810) 516-5002
5155 Norko Dr
Flint, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Hurley Med Ctr, Flint, Mi
Group Practice: Asthma Allergy Immunology Ctr

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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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