Food Allergy & Intestinal Problems

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Any food can be a potential allergy. The key to treatment is identification of the specific food allergy and preparation in the event of accidental exposure. We can provide allergy testing and further steps to take if the cause of a food allergy is not obvious.

Common food allergies:

  • milk
  • eggs
  • wheat
  • peanut
  • soy
  • nuts
  • fish
  • shellfish

Living with food allergies

Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana works with patients who suffer from food allergies. Because symptoms can range from mild to severe, we provide individual treatment plans for each patient, based on the severity of the food allergy. We work with patients and cover the following questions:

Where is this food found? What foods and recipes do I need to avoid in order to prevent an allergic reaction?

Will I outgrow this food allergy?

What is my action plan for school or work?

Do I have a self-injectable epinephrine (EpiPen®)? Am I using it correctly?

Don’t risk having an allergic reaction to food. Schedule an appointment today at (406) 451-7017.

Esophagus, stomach and intestinal problems

Stomach pain and intestinal problems are common, but only a small percentage of these problems are due to allergies. Allergic reactions to foods may or may not involve hives, swelling or respiratory symptoms. Common causes of digestive disorders may be a basic food allergy, intolerance or other gut disorder. We may run testing to determine if food allergies are involved; however a team approach with a GI physician may be required to fully diagnose and identify the source of your intestinal problems.

Common digestive disorders we see:

  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  • eosinophilic colitis

(all are diagnosed with a biopsy by a GI doctor)

  • gluten sensitivity

(diagnosed by primary or GI physician with blood tests and intestinal biopsy.)

In the event of digestive disorders, an allergic trigger may or may not be contributing. Testing beyond an allergy skin test will be required.

Suffering from a food allergy or digestive disorder? Determine if food allergies are involved. Schedule an appointment. (406) 451-7017.