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John D Jeppson, MD
(208) 888-6587
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 1209
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1986

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Richard John O'Reilly, MD
(208) 426-1966
9325 W Pebble Brook Ln
Boise, ID
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1968

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Joseph J Callanan
(208) 377-4000
1000 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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George William Palmer
(208) 378-0080
901 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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John D Jeppson, MD
(208) 378-0080
901 N Curtis Rd Ste 100
Boise, ID
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Reg Medctr, Boise, Id; St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Boise Valley Asthma & Allergy

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Kathryn L McMullan
(208) 884-4800
403 W Cherry Ln
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.Stephen Fritz
(208) 938-3443
379 E Shore Dr # 100
Eagle, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Joseph J Callanan, MD
(208) 377-4000
1000 N Curtis Rd Ste 303
Boise, ID
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: St Alphonsus Reg Med Ctr, Boise, Id
Group Practice: Boise Valley Asthma & Allergy

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Dr.William Palmer
(208) 378-0080
901 N Curtis Rd # 100
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Michael V Keiley
(208) 378-0080
901 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
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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