Food Allergies in Flagstaff, AZ
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What Are Food Allergies?
Although a food allergy, also called food hypersensitivity, typically occurs during childhood, it can happen at any age. Allergic reactions occur when the body's immune system overreacts to an allergen or food protein in this case. People experience a range of mild to severe and life-threatening symptoms, including digestive problems, hives, or swollen airways. Severe anaphylaxis can also cause low blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Some of the most common food allergies include the following:
- Fish or shellfish
- Tree nuts
If you suspect you have a food allergy, our expert team at Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery can help you manage your condition. Schedule a consultation with our qualified medical professionals at our Flagstaff, AZ office to get tested and diagnosed today.
How Are Food Allergies Treated?
Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers primary care for allergies with comprehensive in-house allergy testing. Our team may perform a skin prick test, which introduces food allergens, just below the surface of the skin to monitor any reaction. A blood test will measure the amount of allergen-causing antibodies in the bloodstream. We also offer in-office immunotherapy in the form of allergy shots or take-home sublingual drops. Both the shots and drops contain tiny amounts of allergens to stimulate the immune system, but they do not cause a full-blown allergic reaction.
Once you've been tested for food sensitivities, it's important to avoid these types of foods as much as possible. However, we realize this is not always possible. In some cases, you may accidentally be exposed to these allergies through no fault of your own. If that happens, we may prescribe antihistamines for minor reactions that should aid in alleviating the associated symptoms. For more severe allergies, patients will usually need an injection of epinephrine as soon as possible. We recommend these patients carry one with them at all times in case of emergencies.
Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Reviews
I am very pleased to be a patient in Dr. Fratianni’s practice. My chronic ear/nasal issues were negatively affecting my quality of life and I needed expert advice. Dr. Fratianni took the time to advise me on my test results. She incorporated my results into a comprehensive medical plan, one that supports better health and wellness. Dr. Fratianni has given me the confidence to become my own advocate/ partner in my health care — for this I am thankful. Now, my quality of life has improved and I can enjoy my active lifestyle again. Thank you Crystal Canyon ENT
Went for hearing loss,1 ear. CCENT made an appintment for next day, took me on time, measured hearing in a sound-proof room, cleaned my ears, found an infection in the ear & nose, wrote a prescription & protocol, all in 30min, no rush, just no wasted time. Hearing’s now better than ever. Thanks!
I started my journey with Crystal Canyon in 2022. Tey are very informative and surgery was scheduled quickly. Well the day came for surgery and found out I had COVID. Surgery was cancelled. I got rescheduled for May of 2023, (this was due to my schedule not Crystal Canyons). When surgery came it went very well, I could not be happier. The results and outcome are life changing. Communication with the office is good. Doctor is attentive and takes time to explain things when you have questions. I definitely recommend and have recommended Crystal Canyon to other friends.
A truly great practice! Everyone there is super knowledgeable and seems to genuinely care about everyone they interact with - both in person and over the phone. I have had surgery through this clinic and have always had exceptional care.
Doctors are very knowledgeable. Great staff. Dr Fratianni is great.
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A Careful Diet
Patients who are concerned they have a food allergy should contact Crystal Canyon ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery as soon as possible. We can perform comprehensive allergy tests to help you pinpoint and avoid any potential food sensitivities with a careful diet. Contact our office in Flagstaff, AZ today to schedule your consultation.