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

San Antonio, TX – October 4, 2016 –  Foodallergies have continued to increase in children over the past years with 1 in13 children having food allergies now.   

"Food allergies have beenincreasing in the last decade. We're more aware of it now and it’s rarethat you wouldn’t know a child that has food allergies," TexanAllergy and Sinus Center physician assistant Alyssa Arredondo said. “The body’schemistry 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 a4-11 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 introducingallergenic foods.

About Texan Allergy & Sinus Center:

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

About Alyssa Arredondo, PA-C:

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

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