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Ronald James Brugh, MD
(765) 342-0539
PO Box 1717
Martinsville, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Morgan County Mem Hosp, Martinsville, In
Group Practice: Morgan Health Svc

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Rajan I Mehta
(812) 336-3881
110 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Sai R Karlapudi
(765) 284-4050
4505 N Wheeling Ave
Muncie, IN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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David Lee Patterson, MD
(317) 621-2455
13050 Parkside Dr Ste 170
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Community Hosp -Anderson-Madi, Anderson, In; St Vincent Carmel Hospital, Carmel, In
Group Practice: Academy Allergy Asthma & Sinus

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Alan Boyer Mc Daniel, MD
(812) 941-1113
1919 State St
New Albany, IN
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Floyd Mem Hosp And Health Serv, New Albany, In
Group Practice: OH Valley Integated Medicine

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Rajan Ishwarlal Mehta, MD
(812) 336-3881
110 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Bloomington Hosp, Bloomington, In
Group Practice: Allergy & Immunology

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Douglas J Horton
(317) 924-8295
3266 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Garrick Paul Hubbard, MD
(317) 925-3533
1815 N Capitol Ave Ste 405
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1999

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Namrata Singhal, MD
2060A Doctors Park Dr
Columbus, IN
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: G R Med Coll, Jiwaji Univ, Gwalior, Mp, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Sanjay Patel
(219) 922-3002
761 45th Ave # 108
Munster, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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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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