Food Allergies

Effects of Food Allergies

For most people, celebrations are fun events. But for parents of food allergic children, or even for food allergic adults, activities involving food can be filled with worry over coming into contact with a food allergen. Allergies are the result of a reaction that starts in the immune system. When you are allergic to a food your immune system identifies a protein found in it as an allergen. Then the immune system reacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies attach to cells in your skin, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract and if you come in contact with the allergen again, the cells release chemicals including histamine which causes anaphylaxis.

Any food can cause a reaction, but 90% of all food allergies are caused by these nine:

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

We Can Help

Our team will take a thorough medical history, followed by a physical exam. You will be asked about the foods you eat, the frequency, severity and nature of your symptoms, and the amount of time between eating a food and any reaction. From this information, our board-certified allergist will develop a Food Allergy Action Plan.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment so we can help you navigate your condition safely.


We’d love to meet with you to address your allergy concerns.



Doctors Building, Suite 215
500 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


Clinic Office: 501-420-1085
Fax: 501-420-1457


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