Food allergies are more common than you think and growing rapidly

Food allergies are often mischaracterized as intolerances or sensitivities. Food allergies may be manifested not only by hives, eczema or anaphylaxis but also by gastrointestinal distress, headaches, coughing, nasal congestion, fatigue and persistent skin conditions.

Food allergies have been identified in children and adults of all ages. While several foods have been identified as common triggers in the population, food allergies have been demonstrated to be associated with virtually any food, common or not. People are unaware that the vitamins, food supplements and medications they may currently be using may contain food allergens they may be reactive to.

Dr. Applebaum has a particular interest in food allergies. Based on the evidence he’s seen during over 20 years in practice, food allergies are far more common than most people think. Many go undiagnosed for years.

Get effective relief from all kinds of food-related allergies. Visit Eric S. Applebaum, MD, for comprehensive allergy, asthma and immunology care. Call us at 973.335.1700 in Parsippany or 973.470.8990 in Clifton, or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation. Our food allergy patients come to us from Denville, Montville, Parsippany (Morris County, NJ), Clifton and Passaic (Passaic County, NJ) in Parsippany Troy Hills and Mountain Lakes.