Food Allergies

Minor Medical Procedures and outpatient care in Sugar Land

We Specialize in Food Allergies

Food allergies are a serious and life-threatening condition that affects about 8% of children. The incidence of food allergies is on the rise. At Vital Allergy and Asthma Center, we would like to help you take control of your allergies.

What Other Types of Food Allergies Do We See?

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis and other eosinophilic gut disorders
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
  • Milk Protein Allergy
  • Oral Allergy Syndrome

What Are Allergies

Allergies are hypersensitive immune responses to substances that either enter or come in contact with the body, such as pet dander, pollen or bee venom. A substance that causes an allergic reaction is called an “allergen”. Allergens can be found in food, drinks or the environment. Most allergens are harmless, i.e. the majority of people are not affected by them. If you are allergic to a substance, such as pollen, your immune system reacts to it as if it were a pathogen (a foreign harmful substance), and tries to destroy it.

You can’t cure allergies, but you can treat and control the symptoms. It may take a little work. You’ll need to make a few changes to your surroundings or figure out how to stay away from things that trigger allergy attacks.

Avoidance & Prevention
The causes of symptoms, such as pollen, molds, and dust mites, cannot be totally eliminated. Exposure can be reduced, however, by environmental control measures prescribed by your allergist. Remember, you don’t need 100% avoidance to improve – just enough to get you feeling better.
Frequently Used Medications
Medications are generally divided up into two categories–those to prevent your symptoms, and those to treat your symptoms. It is reasonable to infer that prevention medications must be used regularly to be most effective. Prescription medications can be very expensive; however, we will work with you and your insurance company to find the most effective therapeutic alternatives covered by your plan.
Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)
The allergic response is an overreaction to a harmless substance. When the allergic patient comes across something to which they are sensitive, the allergic cascade begins, often leading to misery. The non-allergic person will breathe in the same thing and have no adverse response. The goal of allergy shots is to gain this tolerance to harmless substances which are mistaken for dangerous invaders.

You Are What You Eat

Your daily eating habits help, or hinder, your body’s ability to process allergens and histamines. A healthy diet can improve numerous health issues including allergies and asthma. Eating more oily fish such as salmon, tuna, or sardines, adding a small amount of dark chocolate to your daily intake, and including a daily serving of citrus such as oranges, lemons, or limes may provide much of the relief you are looking for!

Allergy Skin Test

An allergy skin test can reveal just what foods cause your specific problems. Avoiding these foods can help reduce symptoms. Oral Immunotherapy can also help desensitize patients to many foods that cause allergic symptoms. Our oral immunotherapy program is an excellent way to get your allergic responses under control.

Comprehensive Allergy, Asthma & Acne Care

Physicians and staff of Vital Allergy & Asthma Center are committed to providing compassionate, individualized, high quality medical care to patients of all ages in a warm and friendly environment.

This is achieved by utilizing state-of the art, innovative diagnostic tools in treating asthma, bronchitis, eye allergies, food allergies, skin allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, and other allergic, and immunologic diseases.

We accept most insurance plans.

Please call for details.

Our physicians are accepting new patients and many have same day or next day appointments available.