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Gerti Jimeno Janss, MD
(605) 348-1350
1828 W Kansas City St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Barcelona, Fac De Med, Barcelona, Spain
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd

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Robert Conrad Stelzle, MD
(605) 716-6010
101 E Minnesota St
Rapid City, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1992

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Thomas M Wilson
(605) 328-9180
2701 S Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Robert M Smith
(605) 332-7000
4301 W 57th St Ste 160
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Thomas Langworthy Luzier, MD
(605) 225-0025
201 S Lloyd St Ste W190
Aberdeen, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Lukes Midland Reg Med Ctr, Aberdeen, Sd
Group Practice: Aberdeen Asthma & Allergy

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Robert C Stelzle
(605) 716-6010
101 E Minnesota St
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Gerti Janss
(605) 348-1350
1828 W KANSAS CITY ST
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology, Other

Mark Edward Bubak, MD
(605) 336-6385
2200 W 49th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Wm Argabrite, MD
(605) 886-3144
500 16th Ave NE Apt 5
Watertown, SD
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1945

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Dr.Mark Bubak
(605) 336-6385
2200 W 49th St # 104
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, 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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