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Food Allergies

Around 50 million Americans live with a food allergy, including up to 6% of children and 4% of adults. Food allergies can range from mild to severe and can be caused by any food. The top 8 foods that cause an allergy are:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Wheat
  • Soy

Common Symptoms of A Food Allergy

If you develop symptoms within minutes or hours after eating or touching a food, you may have a food allergy. These symptoms can include:

  • Hives
  • Vomiting or stomach cramps
  • Wheezing, cough, or shortness of breath
  • Swelling in your tongue or mouth
  • Tight, hoarse throat
  • Dizziness
  • Weak pulse
  • Anaphylaxis (typically at least 2 symptoms from 2 different body systems)

Food Allergy Testing and Treatment

The Columbia Allergy team provides a variety of food allergy tests, including skin prick and laboratory testing. Supervised oral food challenges are also offered to confirm a food allergy. Historically, the only option for patients with this type of allergy was to avoid the food and carry an injectable epinephrine. Now, there are a variety of testing and treatment options available.

In addition to prescribing an epinephrine auto-injector, the Columbia Allergy team can provide treatment for even the most severe food allergies. Columbia Allergy offers long term treatments such as oral immunotherapy (OIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) to desensitize the immune system for the allergen to no longer appear as a threat.

If you are suffering from a food allergy, call your nearest location or schedule an appointment online today!


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Hana L.
"Dr.Gandhe always puts my son at ease before treatment. She talks to him directly and in an age appropriate way. My son looks forward to visiting her and the other staff. When I have questions about treatment she responds clearly and, during after hours, Dr. Gandhe responds very quickly. We feel well cared for."
Amy M.
"Dr. Gandhe gives us excellent personalized treatment for my son’s peanut and tree nut allergy. She has a heart for kids with allergies and I feel very safe under her care. My son has already made great progress with his tree nut allergy"
Nikko Y.
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Graciela R.
"Dr.Jain and Melissa Hutton PA-C are the best allergy providers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The entire staff is kind and helpful. My allergy care is comprehensive and I never feel rushed through an appointment-"
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Merritt F.
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Manalie J.
"Dr.Gandhe is very patient, explains everything in great detail and answered all of our questions. It helped to ease out our Anxiety about OIT"
Walter M.
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Sarah S.
"We are likely (5 stars) to recommend Dr. Jain to friends and family. Our experience here has been so positive and supportive. It is great clinic and has given us great hopes in treating our son"
Khushi P.
"Extremely great experience. Truly God sent figures. Dr. Jain and Melissa are such wonderful and humble doctors, I have ever met. Thank You. Dr Jain and the entire staff for being with us through the journey. I will recommend him to all the people that I know with allergies
Amrita M.
"Dr. Gandhe has been more than a blessing for us. We love her! She’s so great at talking explaining and planning everything. Her treatment has been spot on and I am so thankful we found you. We love all the nurses, they are so patient and loving"
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