Food Allergy Treatment
Food allergies are rapidly increasing in prevalence. Approximately 10% of children in the United States report a food allergy. This number is even higher in New Jersey. Peanut allergy for children less than 18 years old has doubled every decade over the 30 years, increasing from 0.6% in 1997 to 1.2% in 2002 and 2.1% in 2007. Over the last few years, we have seen increases in food intolerances, as well. Your doctor at Hudson-Essex Allergy has the ability to determine the type of reaction to food you are having and prescribe appropriate food allergy treatment.
For years, our only therapy for food allergy was avoidance and emergency treatment with epinephrine injection. Food allergy treatment has revolutionized over the last few years and new technologies are being reported all the time. It is becoming increasingly possible to desensitize patients to their food allergens so that they might tolerate accidental exposures without fear of a life-threatening reaction. If you are looking for a food allergy specialist in NJ who can perform food desensitization as treatment for your food allergy, give us a call and set up an appointment today.