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Food Allergies

The important first step is scheduling an appointment with an Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County allergist for testing and identification of specific food triggers. Food allergies affect many children and adults. Certain foods, even in very small amounts can trigger an immune system reaction resulting in a swollen airway, hives, itching, or digestive problems. Some people may even experience life threatening anaphylaxis as a result of their food allergy.

Symptoms of food allergies can include:

  • Stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea
  • Hives, itching
  • Difficulty breathing, wheezing, congestion
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other body parts
  • Lightheaded, fainting

Common food allergies:

  • Shellfish
  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Wheat

Testing: In addition to a physical exam, blood testing, skin testing and food elimination are ways of detecting food allergies

Erin O. from Downingtown, PA

“I had stopped taking my allergy medicine and ended up with the worse sinus infection of my life. The staff at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County genuinely will provide you with the best care. I was overwhelmed by the kindness, concern, and sense of urgency everyone gave. My phone calls were returned promptly and time was made to see me in the office when it was an emergency.”

Connie J. from West Chester, PA

“I can say after years of coming to Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County, my relationship and trust with Dr. Marriotti has grown tremendously. He is personable, friendly and I appreciate his input with my hearing condition. The staff at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County is always cheery and pleasant. I enjoy my visits and always leave feeling like I am in good hands.”

Dauna P. from University Lincoln, PA

“I am so grateful for the care Dr. Picariello has given for my complex and serious brain diagnosis. He has made such an impression on the way the process was handled. I shall never forget him and how humble he was when dealing with my condition. He is truly one of the best around and I am fortunate for his high ethical standards and professionalism.”

Kathy S. from Schwenksvile, PA

“The knowledge, encouragement, concern, and individual attention the doctors of Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Chester County had demonstrated was far beyond my expectations. The office atmosphere is professional yet friendly. The doctors know their profession well and are able to explain in basic understandable terms. They made sure we were comfortable and took their time going over everything extensively.”

James B., from Coatesville, PA

“The allergy shot process has been a great experience and has prevented a reoccurrence of my nasal polyps, and decreased the need for my asthma inhaler. The allergy staff is excellent.”