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Ronald Raphael Lubritz, MD
(601) 264-8433
6 Medical Blvd
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Dermatology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms; Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology

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Harry R Butler, MD
(734) 676-2800
103 Asbury Cir
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1952

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Arthur Nick Fokakis, MD
(601) 268-5051
109 Millsaps Dr Ste C
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms; Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Asthma/Allergy Clnc-Hatties

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Timothy P Kerut
(601) 638-7271
104 Mcauley Dr
Vicksburg, MS
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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William Todd Boleman, MD
Ocean Springs, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1991

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Robert Hope Mc Crary, MD
(601) 268-5131
107 Millsaps Dr
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms; Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat & Facial

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Dr.Arthur Fokakis
(601) 268-5051
109 Millsaps Dr # C
Hattiesburg, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Bruns Sullivan, MD
(601) 649-2863
109 Millsaps Dr Ste C
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Arthur Fokakis
(601) 268-5051
109 Millsaps Dr # C
Hattiesburg, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Robert Hope Mc Crary, MD
(601) 268-5131
107 Millsaps Dr
Hattiesburg, MS
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Forrest County Gen Hosp, Hattiesburg, Ms; Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Ear Nose & Throat & Facial

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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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