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WEST LOS ANGELES OFFICE
Cathy Weiss Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.

11645 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 909-1910
Fax: (310) 909-1911



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Food Allergies:

Research shows that children and adults currently have more food allergy than at anytime in the past. Symptoms of severe food allergy include hives, swelling and shortness of breath. These symptoms can be life threatening. Children and adults with severe food allergy commonly require emergency room treatment and can require admission to the hospital for treatment. In addition, less severe food allergy can worsen underlying conditions such as asthma, atopic dermatitis and sinus allergies. It can also cause heartburn, diarrhea and bloating.

Food allergies are diagnosed with specialized diagnostic testing which includes ImmunoCAP IgE blood testing and/or food allergy skin testing. Food allergies can be mild or severe. ImmunoCAP IgE blood testing and allergy skin testing as well as the symptoms you are experiencing help to define the severity of your food allergy. Testing is also used to identify the specific foods which are causing symptoms.

After specific food allergies are diagnosed, a treatment plan which includes dietary intervention, medications and at times other methods is instituted to alleviate symptoms caused be ingestion of the allergenic foods that are identified.






More about Food Allergen Labeling
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Common food allergens and Frequently Asked Questions

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network










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