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Richard Joseph Taylor, MD
(419) 228-8950
967 Bellefontaine Ave
Lima, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ramachandra K Pudupakkam, MD
(419) 738-4445
528 W Market St Ste 120
Lima, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1968

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Scott E Bagenstose
(614) 459-4949
4830 Knightsbridge Blvd
Columbus, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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James Jacob Kreindler
(513) 474-8500
8443 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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I Leonard Bernstein
(513) 931-0775
8444 Winton Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Ramachandra Krishnaswamy Pudupakkam
(419) 227-4602
528 West Market Street
Lima, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Michael Assad Michael, MD
(937) 586-9665
359 Forest Ave Ste 106
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Hospitals Of Cleveland, Cleveland, Oh; Hillcrest Hosp, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: University Pediatrics Inc

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John Andrew Winder, MD
(419) 885-5755
5860 Alexis Rd
Sylvania, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Emma L Bixby Med Ctr, Adrian, Mi; Henry County Hospital, Napoleon, Oh; St Charles Hospital, Oregon, Oh
Group Practice: Winder Dr & Assoc Inc

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I Leonard Bernstein, MD
(513) 931-0775
8444 Winton Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Clinical & Lab Immunology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: University Hospital, Cincinnati, Oh; Jewish Hospital-Kenwood, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Bernstein Allergy Group Inc; University Internal Medicine Associates Inc

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Abner H Bagenstose
(614) 459-4949
4830 Knightsbridge Blvd
Columbus, OH
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine

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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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