Food Allergy Action Plan
Food allergy is a serious medical condition affecting up to 15 million people in the United States, including 1 in 13 children. Every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department – that is more than 200,000 emergency department visits per year. Our allergy team will help identify which foods you are allergic to and how much it takes to cause a reaction.
What causes food allergy:
The job of the body’s immune system is to identify and destroy germs (such as bacteria or viruses) that make you sick. A food allergy results when the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein – an allergen – as a threat and attacks it.
For additional information view Food Challenges or call 920-969-1768 to schedule your appointment.