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Many schools have declared that they are “nut-free,” meaning that the onetime staple of kids’ lunchboxes — a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — is nowhere to be found on school grounds these days. That’s because peanuts can cause a life-threatening reaction in some people. Peanuts don’t have to be consumed to cause problems; peanut proteins in the air can affect people who are sensitive. Peanuts are one of the food allergens most commonly associated with anaphylaxis, a sudden and potentially deadly condition that requires immediate attention and treatment.

There are several misconceptions about peanut allergies. A peanut is a legume (belonging to the same family as soybeans, peas and lentils), not a tree nut. And while it was previously believed that an allergy to peanuts was lifelong, research by the National Institutes of Health shows that about 20 percent of individuals with a peanut allergy eventually outgrow it.

Peanut Allergy Management and Treatment

  • Avoid peanut and peanut-derived products.
  • Administer epinephrine (adrenaline) to counter a severe reaction.

Symptoms

The most severe allergic reaction to peanuts is anaphylaxis — a life-threatening whole-body response to an allergen. Symptoms include impaired breathing, swelling in the throat, a sudden drop in blood pressure, pale skin or blue lips, fainting and dizziness and profuse vomiting. Unless treated immediately with epinephrine (adrenaline), typically administered in an auto-injector, anaphylaxis can be fatal.

Less severe symptoms include:

  • Itchy skin or hives, which can appear as small spots or large welts
  • An itching or tingling sensation in or around the mouth or throat
  • Nausea
  • A runny or congested nose

Diagnosis

Diagnosing a peanut allergy is usually simple and straightforward. If a child/adult has a reaction when eating a peanut/tree nut then an allergy evaluation should occur. An allergist will ususally do skin testing, which is safe and easy to perform. On some occasions a blood test (RAST) will be done to help confirm the diagnosis or give us more information about prognosis, who is likely to outgrow the allergy.

There are times when testing is inconclusive and your allergist will do a food challenge. While carefully monitoring the patient the doctor will give small amounts of the suspected allergy foods in increasing doses. This procedure can take 1-6 hours.

The most exciting news in the food allergy peanut world is that we can now prevent the development of peanut allergy. We are evaluating children who are at high risk of developing peanut allergy in the first 11 months of life. If the baby has eczema, egg allergy or has a sibling with a nut allergy we will do allergy skin tests for foods.

If the test is negative, then we will give a peanut butter challenge in the office and start the child on an allergist-supervised peanut diet. This has been shown to decrease peanut allergy by 85%.

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Patient Testimonials

I highly recommend Dr. Loochtan with Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians. I have been seeing him for over a year now and appreciate the excellent care I have received. Dr. Loochtan is warm, friendly and considerate. The office is very professional and efficient. If you need an ENT doctor, schedule an appointment with Dr. Loochtan! - PJ

Dr. Friedman is very personable and thorough with his exams! Everyone at Ohio ENT & Allergy has always been very pleasant in my experience. They are timely and you’re in and out quickly.- Karen

The best allergist you can find I recommend everyone visit Dr. Bagenstose he is the best.- Alberta

I would recommend the doctors at Ohio ENT and Allergy. They listen to you talk to you about your health issues. very nice people that work there. very pleased with them.- Nancy

I love Dr. Bagenstose and his team! I have multiple food and environmental allergies. Dr. Bagenstose has a great bedside manner. He also always has a plan and writes out everything I need to do as a patient. His team is also very hospitable. I wouldn't trust my care to anyone else.- Marc

Thoughtful, professional care.- Angela

Dr. Bockenstedt is amazing with children! - Teryn

The staff here are always kind and courteous. I have always had nothing but a great experience here from the time I've walked in the door, until the time I've left. I've seen both Dr.'s Fleming and Kramer. Would highly recommend them both! - Chelsea

He has been my doctor over 10 years service has always been good the product has always been good he also services my daughter we're very pleased very pleased we thank you.- Nick

Dr. Friedman has been caring, and I emphasize “caring,” for my son since 2007. My son is severely allergic to numerous foods and environmental agents. Not only is he very knowledgeable in his field but he is very good with children. Every appointment with Dr. Friedman over all these years have been fun for both my son, my husband and myself—well except for the very itchy skin tests that my son has to endure—but Dr. Friedman along with his nurses and staff do their very best to make him comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Friedman to anyone with a child with food allergies, in fact I have directed many parents over the years to Dr. Friedman and all those families have been so thankful. I hope that Dr. Friedman continues to practice for many more years.- Karin

Excellent care and attention! Dr. Tompkins is fantastic with both visits and surgery. Highly recommend!! - Allison

Dr. Tompkins was very professional and thorough. He was patient in answering all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable. Would definitely come back.- Alla

Dr. Hirsch is awesome! My husband and my kids are now 19 and 15, and Dr. Hirsch put ear tubes in their ears when they were both babies. When our daughter was 4, he removed her tonsils and adenoids. He secured our trust easily with his kindness and knowledge. Very recently, he helped us fix a very unusual and scary issue as a result of a head injury my son sustained. My husband and I are very thankful that Dr. Hirsch was able to give us peace of mind and take care of our son. We also liked that he spoke to our son (15) with a good rapport and included him in his treatment plan. As a result, our son also has confidence in and respect for Dr. Hirsch. In addition to all of this, every time we visit his office, we know that we will not wait. Often, if we show up a little early, we are out before our scheduled appointment time. As a busy family, we appreciate the consideration of our time. And, by the way, Dr. Hirsch's photography displayed in the office is amazing! - Amy K. 

Dr. Hirsch was always on time for each of my appointments. He even greeted me and called me back for one of my appointment. I never felt rushed and Dr. Hirsch always explained everything he was going to do ahead of time and explained WHY he was going to do it. He never did any procedure without making sure I was comfortable with it first. My surgery was a success in large part because of the time he took to give me the hows and whys of everything. I always left feeling like I had gained a useful education that I could use in the future. Good doctors are a dime a dozen. Great doctors are so hard to find and I count Dr. Steven M. Hirsch as one of those great doctors. - Lorie M. 

AMAZING group of doctors, fabulous staff and nice atmosphere to be in. I would recommend this group to any family member or friend! - Emily H.

My family and I have been patients of Ohio ENT and Allergy Physicians for at least 20 years. Infact, they now serve the third generation of our growing family! We have always been treated with the utmost courtesy and professionalism by their entire staff. The physicians have always had a gentle way with patients as well as solutions that work. We would never go anywhere else!  - Jennie V.

My 7 Y.O. Son was seen and treated for some pretty involved sinus issues. From our initial consultation, outpatient surgery, and all follow up visits we have been treated wonderfully and on time. The treatment rendered has been a real game changer for my son and we are so thankful for the care we have received. Outstanding team effort across the board. Thank you!!!!! - Michael F. 

I am seeing Dr. Alfred Fleming for issues with my left ear. He is very thorough, attentive and compassionate in his care. I needed surgery to restore my hearing and he saw me in his office one day and scheduled me the very next day for the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Fleming at Ohio ENT! – Andra T.

Saw Dr. Gupta for my throat. He took care of my throat problem. He is a great doctor, and I would recommend him to any of my family. I had great experience at the clime road office. The staff is friendly and very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Gupta.- Kenneth

I had been having severe sinus issues for over a year. I went to see Dr. Lowery. He diagnosed my issues, and solved my problems within a month! I would highly recommend, and currently refer my family and friends, to Dr. Lowery! - Jean

This was the first time I met with Dr. O'Brien, and I could not have been more pleased. The check-in was fast, and the wait time within reason. His nurse Jill was caring, efficient, and very friendly. Dr.O'Brien clearly explained what procedures he was going to do and what I could expect to experience. The scope of my nostrils was the first I have ever had, and all went well. He listened to what I was saying, and I never felt rushed during our appointment. I would recommend him highly. - Susan

I had my first consultation with Dr. Powell...I loved him right away .. very nice and took the time to explain what options I had for my situation and let me decide...WiII be having surgery with him soon. – Delilah C.

Dr. Goebel is an excellent caring doctor that will sit down and listen to everything your going though and ask you multiple times if you have any questions. she was very reassuring when explaining what the allergy examination was going to be like and the plan for afterwards. We need more doctors like Dr. Goebel. - Dillon H. 

It has been 14 years since I had my thyroidectomy at Riverside with Dr. Michael Martyn. He had the best bedside manner. He took extra time to answer all my questions. My scar is not noticeable. During my first surgery he removed my left thyroid that had a large goiter. He was conservative due to my age being 25 at the time. Only to find out my pathological results came back that I had thyroid cancer. He called me to inform me of the results and took me back to surgery.He removed my thyroid lobe on the right side and some lymphnodes that came back clear. I was very lucky that my Endocrinologist Dr. Angela Bucci referred me to him. Since the surgery I became a RN myself and I work in surgery in my hometown. It truly is amazing I was able to get a second chance at life and have a family. I own this man a huge thank you! - Jamie L.

Dr. Jeffrey Hall is a highly skilled surgeon, and I would highly recommend him for any ENT/Plastics surgical intervention. - TLR

Absolutely the best ENT in Columbus! He is both knowledgeable and professional. Dr. Martyn put tubes in for my child just before his second birthday and he has been ear infection free since that surgery. In addition, I've seen him for ongoing ear pain and he was quick to understand the issue and come up with a solution. Making appointments is a breeze and I've never waited longer than 10 minutes to see him. His nurse is very friendly as well and the location provides easy parking and a clean atmosphere. Can't say enough great things about Dr. Martyn and Ohio ENT. - Beth M. 

Just saw Dr. Hauswirth for my 18 month old daughter. What a wonderful and patient doctor he is. He spent lots of time with us and answered all of our questions. And FYI I'm a doctor myself and very picky. - Doc

Dr. Martyn is an awesome doctor that did my thyroid cancer surgery when I was 26 years old. I'm 39 now and you can't see the scar at all. I'm so grateful for him and he also just did another surgery on my lymph node and you can barely see That scar. I have never had any issues with this office and I have been going here for 13 years and I will continue to. - Shannon W.

We’ve used Dr. Friedman for years. My daughter and my husband were originally patients of his until their allergies were under control by their shots. Now I’m going due a new allergy. I love the on-line registration for appointments. It speeds up registering and it shortens my wait time. When I get into the back area, the staff is friendly, patient, and professional. In an emergency situation, all staff were onboard, quick to administer appropriate care, and calm. I’ve referred his office multiple times in the past and will continue in the future. - Gail G.

Dr. Fleming and his staff are great! My daughter has been his patient for years and had several surgeries. I wouldn’t trust anyone more than Dr. Fleming! I highly recommend him and Ohio ENT! - Tara B. 

Dr. Lowery was very kind and thorough. He had another doctor come in and verify his findings. I’m impressed with these doctors. It was worth waiting a little while longer for peace of mind - Debby Z. 

When I needed an ENT specialist I searched in the Columbus area as I am from Mansfield. I chose Dr. Alfred Fleming from the list expecting to find an experienced doctor with many years under his belt. To my surprise I was met with a young doctor who far exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He listens, asks questions and takes his time with me. I have never had any problem with any of the staff either! - Malia S.

I am seeing Dr. Alfred Flemming for issues with my left ear. He is very thorough, attentive and compassionate in his care. I needed surgery to restore my hearing and he saw me in his office one day and scheduled me the very next day for the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Flemming at Ohio ENT! - Andra T.

Dr. Shaw is an excellent Doctor and surgeon. Highly recommended him to anyone. - Ed B.

My family has seen doctors at this facility for almost 10 years. My youngest son has had 3 procedures (tubes/tonsils) by Dr. Jeffrey Hall; I've seen Dr. Hall for my own sinus/allergy issues as well. I have have a full panel screening done for allergies as well. This past month I had a full thyroidectomy due to large nodules on the thyroid. I was referred to Dr. Alfred Fleming and could not have been more pleased. I never felt rushed, asked all questions, everything was thorough and resources provided. His medical staff was incredibly helpful. I had some reactions due to low calcium a few days later over the Easter holiday weekend and called the on-call doctor. Dr. Willett was wonderful. He was truly interested in how I was doing we made plans to speak each morning and evening of the weekend to make sure I was improving. The surgical center staff, next door and used by Ohio ENT, are fabulous. They are so caring and helpful. I send anyone with kids ENT issues or adults I know to this ENT office. You cannot go wrong. Highly recommend all. - Julie D. 

Had a fantastic experience here! Professional, on-time, and staff who cared. Doctor had latest technology and worked with ease. Would highly recommend! - Patrick R.

I love Dr. David Powell!! I've been seeing him for over 3 years now!! I have nothing but positive things to say about him!! I use to get sick so often and went through so many doctors that could help me or had no clue on what was going on. Dr. Powell instead, from the first vist was so helpful, knew exactly what was going on and since than my quality of life is so much better. They answer the phone and are available every single time I need them for anything! Staff is really friendly and helpful as well!! I really recommend this doctor for anyone that need a great professional. - Aby S.

Dr. Shah is the most patient, and kind doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He did my sinus surgery several years back, and I have been seeing him fairly regularly since. He is amazing!! - Kary P.

Very good with our youngest since she was 2 and now 7! I highly recommend Dr. Shah. He’s very kind and patient and very thorough. - Bob C.

I met with Dr. Tobin after years of battling sinusitis to no avail. He was very through and took the matter seriously. He helped me weigh options after ordering diagnostic tests to better understand the source of those problems. He never pushed or tried to sway me in one way or another. Eventually, I decided to go the surgery route and was very impressed with his timeliness and extensive care to ensure quick healing. I highly recommend. - Mary S. 

Dr. Bockenstedt was very friendly and genuinely interested in what was going on. Answered all our questions and basically gave us all scenarios as we hoped! Would definitely recommend to anyone! - Mike C.

Staff was incredibly helpful and nice. Office was very clean and there was free coffee In the waiting room. Dr. Katz was very nice, intelligent, and more helpful than the other two ophthalmologists I have seen for my condition. I highly recommend this office! - Abbey G.

Dr. Basaran has all the qualities of a great physician! He takes his time, listens to the patient, doesn't rush and puts his patient's well being at the top of his priority. He listened to my symptoms and it ended up being mild asthma. I now feel so much better. He stayed late on a Friday afternoon to examine my extreme reaction after receiving my first allergy injection, and I never felt rushed by either him or his staff that day. You'll be in very capable and caring hands with this doc - Devi

By far one of the nicest and most competent Doctor I have ever met. I can't think of anything negative to say. [Dr. Spiess] was on time, extremely friendly, professional and a genuinely nice person. You will not find anybody better - Mark A.

Very skilled ENT. I had fluid in my middle ear after the flu. After I failed to respond to meds, doctor placed a tube in my ear to drain the fluid. It wasn’t fun, but he explained everything he was doing and made it as comfortable as possibles. - Roy W.

Dr. [Eickholt] has helped with my sleep apnea. He is very bright, caring and professional. - Anonymous

Dr. Ryoo saw my son in July of 2017. After going to several doctors and a lot of expensvie tests with no answers, Dr. Ryoo knew exactly what the problem was and he was scheduled for surgery with two weeks. Dr. Ryoo made my son and myself feel very comfortable and her bedside manner was excellent. I would Highly recommend her! - Mack

Great experience with Dr. Burkhart and his staff. Never having any type of surgery before he explained everything in detail. It was very easy to understand. Such a huge difference in how I can breathe now! - Mike S.

I have had great experiences through Dr. Spiess and his office, (despite the debriding post surgery. Ouch!). He is always on time and is very kind. My sinus surgery helped alleviate headaches and long term misery. His staff is always friendly and efficient.- Mindy M.

I've gone through Several sinus surgeries and procedures with Doctor Tobin. I trust him with my life, and he's a truly wonderful Doctor, and friend! If you need to see him for any reason he will help you, or find someone who can. Awesome. Thanks for everything Doctor Tobin. - Heather

I saw Dr. Tobin for a mucocele on a salivary gland. He was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. I will be seeing him again for a problem with my ears. I would not hesitate to make an appointment here and recommend Dr. Tobin highly. - G C R. 

The office staff as well as the nurses were so kind and efficient. Dr. Goebel was very knowledgeable and very good at explaining my allergy test and the outcome. Excellent care. - Anonymous

Dr. Loochtan is professional, knowledgeable and caring. I am grateful that Dr. Loochtan saw me on a Friday late afternoon and after examining me knew how to treat me. His care did not stop there, but continued on with me at the hospital on Saturday and Sunday. My family and I appreciate Dr. Loochtan and will forever be grateful. Thank you. - Karen H.

Dr. Basaran and the staff were very friendly and professional. We were very pleased by the level of care our one year old son was given during his allergy testing. Excellent job! - Jason M.  

Dr. Burkhart is incredibly friendly and patient. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and in a way I could easily understand. He always immediately knew the best course of action for my sinus problems and following surgery he was very responsive to all of my concerns. Recovery has been quick for me thanks to his quality work. Highly recommended! - Evan C. 

Dr. Dzodzomenyo patient and understanding while explaining my sleep apnea, including test results and Medicare requirements for apena including AHI vs RERA indices. He and his staff worked with me, Medicare and my supplemental insurance to get the needed tests, diagnoses and documentation to accommodate my apnea needs. Sleep studies were done both locally and in-home to qualify me. I appreciate Dr. Dzodzomenyo and his staff's patience and diligence through this re-certification effort. - Doug

Dr. Lowery and his Staff are True Professionals in every sense. From the moment you enter Ohio ENT until you leave you are treated with First Rate Care by everyone you encounter during your visit. They are the Best!!! - James T.

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