Dr. Luis A. Matos, MD practices as an allergist/immunologist in Lynchburg, Roanoke and Danville, VA. Allergy and Asthma of Virginia to provide treatment for pediatric and adult patients with asthma, environmental and food allergies. We are exited to be able to provide the newest non-injection therapies for the treatment of allergy, preventive treatments for severe asthma and comprehensive techniques to diagnose and treat severe food allergy and immunologic conditions including recurent anaphylaxis presenting as POTS or Mast cell activation. Dr. Matos came to Southwest and Central Virginia 20 years ago after a successful military career where he trained In pediatrics, allergy and clinical immunology with the Air Force and was last consultant to the Surgeon General US Army Europe for Allergy and Immunizations.He is double board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics University of Virginia Medical School, member of the Board of Directors for the Asthma and Allergy Society of Virginia and principal investigator for National research for Clinical studies in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and asthma. Dr Matos has worked closely with the investigators at the University of Virginia in the evaluation and treatment of patients with Alpha Gal-meat allergy.We are excited to welcome Dr Matos on our mission of working towards providing the best comprehensive and cost effective treatments for our patients.
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Yes, this is very common in people who have seasonal allergy to birch pollen. Her immune system is recognizing cross-reacting proteins in the raw apple (also, sometimes in pears, peaches, cherries and all other "stone" fruits). This is called oral allergy syndrome. This also is associated with her being able to eat apple sauce or cooked apples without symptoms.. If this is too bothersome, have her evaluated by an allergist since allergy immunotherapy to a PRW mixture of birch pollen may be helpful. Otherwise, just have her avoid these fruits. READ MORE
Yes it is serious. You are having anaphylaxis to milk. With or without hives. You should strictly avoid all milk containing products and you should have an epinephrine auto injector available. If this starts happening without milk exposure, you may have developed additional allergies or you may have developed a condition called MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome). You need to be evaluated by an allergist who cal look into all these possibilities. READ MORE
He just doesn't have the enzyme (lactase) to digest lactose. Lactose free milk also called acidiphillus milk or sweet acidophyllus milk would be options. READ MORE
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