What is the number one cause of death for patients with known food allergies who are having a reaction?
Delayed delivery of epinephrine
Dr. Daniel Soteres states, “there are many shades of gray to contrast the black/white picture that I am portraying. However, in my experience it is best to err with over-caution. You will never be wrong by giving epinephrine when concerned about an allergic reaction. But you could be VERY wrong by delaying it. “Food allergies can be rather frustrating to deal with, especially when you don’t have an active prevention plan or treatment plan in place. Being 100% sure you are allergic to come type of food is your first sign of relief. When you know WHAT you’re allergic too, you know exactly what to avoid and what precautions to take to your specific allergy. That’s why the food allergy doctors here at Asthma & Allergy Associates in Colorado Springs strongly urge anyone, young or old, to come in to our office and get tested for food allergies if random symptoms come up when eating certain kinds of foods.We understand that there are certain stresses that are apparent when it comes to having a food allergy. Not only does the person allergic to a certain type of food have stresses, but so do the caregivers of that person as well.
- Kids with food allergies are often bullied
- More than ½ the time they do NOT inform an adult.
- FA can lead to social isolation.
- New literature reflects the extreme stress on the primary caregivers of kids with food allergy.
- There is a support system in Colorado Springs.
- MOSAIC support group: Meets the First Thursday of Every Month –firstname.lastname@example.org
Our staff is here to help you with your food allergy stresses, whether you are a patient or a caregiver. Just give our friendly food allergy doctors here at Asthma and Allergy Associates a call today to book an appointment or just to get answers to some questions you may have. Don’t wait, call us today!