Our Location

      269 Peninsula Farm Road,
      Suite D
      Arnold, MD 21012

      Environmental and Food Allergies

      Functional Medicine Doctor in Arnold, MD Providing a New Approach to Treatment of Environmental and Food Allergies

      Did You Know?

      • 12 million Americans have food allergies
      • 2.2 million school-age children have food allergies
      • One in 17 children under 3 years old has food allergies

      Types of Allergies Tested and Treated at our Arnold, MD Allergy Clinic

      Environmental Allergies

      Environmental allergies are a response to triggers you come into contact with in your surroundings or inhale during your day-to-day activities. Symptoms of environmental allergies will vary from person to person and symptoms may vary by intensity based on the time of year.

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      Symptoms of Environmental Allergies

      The symptoms of environmental allergies can be similar to a cold, but they’re not caused by the same thing. A virus causes a cold while allergies are a reaction caused by an immune system response to certain substances in your surroundings. Common environmental allergy symptoms include:

      • Sneezing
      • Runny nose
      • Shortness of breath
      • Itching
      • Headaches
      • Wheezing
      • Fatigue

      Common Environmental Allergies

      • Dust Mites
      • Pollen
      • Pet Dander
      • Mold & Mildew
      • Cigarette Smoke

      Food Allergies

      Food allergy is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition affecting 32 million Americans. One in every 13 children has a food allergy—that’s about 2 in every U.S. classroom. And every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room.

      Symptoms of Food Allergies

      Symptoms of an allergic reaction may involve the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the cardiovascular system, and the respiratory tract. They can surface in one or more of the following ways:

      • Vomiting and/or stomach cramps
      • Hives
      • Shortness of breath
      • Wheezing
      • Repetitive cough
      • Shock or circulatory collapse
      • Tight, hoarse throat; trouble swallowing
      • Swelling of the tongue, affecting the ability to talk or breathe
      • Weak pulse
      • Pale or blue coloring of the skin
      • Dizziness or feeling faint
      • Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening reaction that can impair breathing and send the body into shock; reactions may simultaneously affect different parts of the body
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      What foods cause allergic reactions?

      While any food can cause an adverse reaction, eight types of food account for about 90 percent of all reactions:

      • Eggs
      • Milk
      • Peanuts
      • Tree nuts
      • Fish
      • Shellfish
      • Wheat
      • Soy

      A New Approach – Sublingual Immunotherapy

      Dr. Love has been trained in and follows the LaCrosse Method. It involves obtaining a careful history from a patient, obtaining blood work or skin testing, and making a specific treatment plan. After your visit is complete, Dr. Love consults with a special compounding pharmacist to make a unique allergy formula. After observation in the office with the first dose at the follow-up appointment, the patient takes the formula home for use. The unique formulas consist of either environmental allergens or food allergens. It is sprayed under the tongue in metered spray dosing for accuracy.

      Why does sublingual (under the tongue) therapy work?

      Under your tongue, you have special T cells from the immune system which can downregulate allergic reactions. There are very few cells that cause the release of chemicals like histamine under the tongue. This is an ideal place to have therapy to help the immune system and is a low risk for severe allergic reactions.

      The treatment does not involve time-consuming and painful allergy shots which can lead to possible anaphylaxis. The approach Dr. Love uses is much safer and more effective due to the ease of administration and improved compliance with home therapies.

      Schedule Your Initial Allergy Consult (Two-hour session)

      During the visit, an allergy questionnaire will be reviewed and a pertinent history & physical will be completed. After an in-depth discussion with the patient or parent, blood testing will be ordered to determine the current extent of allergy issues.


      To schedule an appointment, please call our Arnold, MD location at (410) 734-3714 or contact us online.

      Our Location

      Janelle M. Love, MD
      269 Peninsula Farm Road, Suite D
      Arnold, MD 21012
      Phone: (410) 734-3714
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      Located in Anne Arundel County, Arnold, MD is a suburb of Annapolis, MD. We are 6 minutes north of Annapolis. The closest airport is Baltimore Washington International Airport. We are closed on major holidays.

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