A food allergic reaction involves the immune system. Your immune system controls how your body defends itself. For instance, if you have an allergy to cow’s milk, your immune system identifies cow’s milk as being harmful. Your immune system overreacts by producing allergic antibodies. The antibodies ultimately result in causing the allergic reaction. Food allergies exist in about 8 percent of children and around 3 percent of adults.
If you have a reaction to one of these foods you may experience hives, itchiness, swelling of the skin, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. In severe cases, symptoms may also include difficulty breathing and anaphylactic shock. Beginning with a correct and accurate diagnosis of food allergy, one of the allergists at OBA will develop and maintain a plan to help ensure as healthy and normal of a lifestyle as possible for you and/or your child
• Tree Nuts(Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews, Pistachio, Hazelnuts)
When you meet with one of the allergists at Oak Brook Allergists, we take the time to get to know you personally. This helps us develop a treatment plan unique to your lifestyle and personality. With four convenient locations, we make it easier for you to find the allergy help you need. Many of our locations offer extended weeknight hours, as well as Saturday hours.