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Kanti Hiralal Shah, MD
(734) 243-5720
814 N Macomb St
Monroe, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe, Mi
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Clinic

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David H Seaman, MD FAAAAI
7575 W Grand River
Newport, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1968

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Hassan Taki, MD
2222 Cherry St Ste 2800
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1980

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Leonard Saml Gell, MD
(616) 949-4840
970 Parchment Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mi; Spectrum Health -East Campus, Grand Rapids, Mi
Group Practice: Gell & Gell

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Lawrence Elliot Lee, MD
(810) 751-1122
11900 E 12 Mile Rd Ste 100
Warren, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1960

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Kanti Hiralal Shah
(734) 243-5720
814 N Macomb St
Monroe, MI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Lois Anne Nelson, MD
(419) 251-8040
2222 Cherry St Ste 2300
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr.Lois Nelson
(419) 536-1322
2222 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dale H Stone, DO
(248) 478-5221
20228 Farmington Rd # 5
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1962

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Georgiana M Sanders, MD FAAAAI
(734) 936-5634
Box 0380 3918 TC
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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