Food Allergies Are A Growing Epidemic
More than 15 million Americans, approximately 5% of adults and 8% of children, have a food allergy and nearly 40 percent of these children have already experienced a severe or life-threatening reaction. Studies have revealed living with food allergies, strict avoidance of the allergen and the fear of accidental exposure, increases anxiety and has a negative impact on a childs quality of life as well as the familys quality of life.
When Others Cant Help We Can
Each patient is different and requires an individualized treatment plan.
Our OIT family includes: national and international patients, children of doctors who trust that we can help, adults and children who lost hope because they had been told they are not candidates, and even families who have been told they failed OIT are referred to us.
We are grateful to help all of these patients and families who did not give up and had the courage to continue to seek treatment and relief, and found it with us.
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Three Village Allergy & Asthma, PLLC is a cutting-edge allergy/immunology practice where the focus is on you, the patient. Our staff of highly trained professionals take their time to understand your symptoms and use the latest diagnostic tools and treatment in a compassionate manner.
We strive to provide the highest quality service to patients in Suffolk County, NY including Stony Brook, Setauket, East Setauket, South Setauket, Poquott, Old Field, St. James, Centerreach, Mount Sinai, and Port Jefferson Station, as well as Nassau County, Queens and Manhattan.
Dr. Anthony M. Szema is Board Certified in critical care, adult and pediatric allergy/immunology, pulmonary and internal medicine. His special interests are with adults and children:
With Allergies: asthma, hayfever, conjunctivitis, contact dermatitis.
With Symptoms: itch, rash, wheeze, cough, shortness of breath, reduced exercise tolerance, sneezing, watery eyes and nose, postnasal drip.
Who are un-responsive to over-the-counter medicines.
Who have reactions to bee stings, cats, dogs and dust mites.
Who have work-related asthma, immunodeficiency diseases, recurrent pneumonia, angioedema, swelling, and adverse drug reactions.
Soldiers and veterans who have suffered war-related lung Injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Aboutcenter 4 Asthma Allergy
Do you or your loved ones suffer from allergies, asthma, or related conditions? Have you considered an allergy specialist? Imagine freedom from allergy symptoms. It is possible. Relief has become a reality for the many allergy and asthma sufferers who have trusted us. We will strive to do the same for you and your loved ones.We know that living with allergies can be hard but choosing an allergist shouldnt be. At the Center 4 Asthma & Allergy, and NY Food Allergy & Wellness our team of allergy specialists, provide personalized care for those who suffer with asthma, allergies, food allergies and related disorders. Our teamis dedicated to easing the burden of allergies and asthma for adults and children of all ages.
Desensitization And Oit Success Happens Here Every Day
Desensitization means that a person can consume a significant amount of a problem food without experiencing a reaction, the majority of our patients achieve this in just 6 months, yes, 6 months!
The elation of the families who experience this describe it as life changing, and an amazing relief. We take tremendous joy and pride in having helped change and improve the lives of so many!
In order to stay safe, patients continue eating these foods until tolerance is developed. The desensitization or tolerance has helped large numbers of people with food allergies, protecting them against potentially fatal reactions. During OIT, the food is administered slowly, in small but steadily increasing doses, until the patient is desensitized to it. Clinical trials have demonstrated 80-95% success rate, if done properly and administered in a controlled setting.
We have a dedicated experienced team, resources, and controlled settings to help families with food allergies who plan to join our growing number of OIT patients. We are here for you and with you for the duration.
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