Early introduction of food could help stop kids from developing food allergies

San Antonio, TX – October 4, 2016 –  Food allergies have continued to increase in children over the past years with 1 in 13 children having food allergies now.   

"Food allergies have been increasing in the last decade. We're more aware of it now and it’s rare that you wouldn’t know a child that has food allergies," Texan Allergy and Sinus Center physician assistant Alyssa Arredondo said. “The body’s chemistry can change to certain foods its exposed to them early on. The studies have shown that a 4-6 month period is good for egg, and a 4-11 months for peanuts.”

Results of this study doesn’t mean that parents should go out and start feeding their babies’ peanuts. Consults with a pediatrician or allergist should occur before introducing allergenic foods.

About Texan Allergy & Sinus Center:

Texan Allergy & Sinus Center is a statewide allergy and sinus clinic that started in 2012 under the care and supervision of Dr. Christopher Thompson. The company has grown exponentially since then, adding several locations in Austin, San Antonio, Waco, Midland, El Paso, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Having cared for tens of thousands of patients, Texan Allergy & Sinus Center specializes in sublingual immunotherapy for allergies by creating personalized allergy drops that can be taken by severely allergic patients of all ages.

About Alyssa Arredondo, PA-C:

Alyssa Arredondo graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in 2005 with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to graduate school she earned her Bachelor of Science at St. Mary's University. She has done rotations all across the state, but is a native San Antonian, and that's where the majority of her practice has been.  After working in family practice for over 10 years, she is passionate about specializing in the allergy and sinus field.

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New study suggests early introduction to foods may help food allergies