New Location: We've moved! Uptown Allergy & Asthma is now seeing patients at our new location at 2620 Jena Street (right next door to our old location!). We look forward to seeing you in our new space.
Stop Fearing Food Allergies!
Food Allergy Doctor in New Orleans
Dr. Reena Mehta is a board-certified food allergy doctor in New Orleans that specializes in food allergy testing and treatment for adults and children. Overcome food allergies! Schedule your appointment today.
“I’m the parent of a son with multiple food allergies. When our son was first diagnosed, my wife and I consulted with multiple nationally know allergists. We were frustrated with the care we received and our lack of progress. We were then referred to Dr. Mehta who has been a godsend…Since our son has been seeing Dr. Mehta, he’s overcome several of his food allergies. There really is nothing like being able to eat out at restaurants with your child after packing all of his meals for a year.“
– Ravi Legha, 19-month old son Gavin, December 2018
Oral Allergy Syndrome
Allergy or Intolerance?
A food allergy reaction normally occurs within minutes of eating the trigger food, but symptoms may also appear a few hours later. The most telling food allergy symptoms are:
- Hives or red itchy skin
- Stuffy or itchy nose, sneezing or itchy, teary eyes
- Vomiting, stomach cramps, or diarrhea
- Swelling, also called angioedema
When a food allergy reaction is especially severe, it is called anaphylaxis. In some cases, a food allergy can cause anaphylaxis. Signs of a severe reaction include:
- Hoarseness, throat tightening, or a lump in the throat
- Wheezing, chest tightness, or trouble breathing
- Tingling in the hands, feet, lips or scalp
If you or your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to the nearest emergency department.
Skin & Blood Tests
Your food allergy doctor may also perform an oral food challenge in the office, in which you are exposed to increasing amounts of a suspected food trigger to confirm an allergy, or prove that you have outgrown an allergy.
Avoid Trigger Foods
Antihistamines might help relieve symptoms in cases of milder food reactions.
See a Food Allergy Doctor in New Orleans
If food allergies are complicating your life, see a food allergy doctor in New Orleans, LA. Doctor Mehta has a reputation for developing strong relationships with her patients and being exceptionally attentive to their needs and concerns.
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