Top 7 Food Allergy Questions

A reaction to food, whether due to a food allergy or food intolerance, can be scary and confusing. Dr. Neetu Godhwani, an allergist and immunologist at Advanced Specialty Care, shares and answers some of the most common food allergy questions she receives from patients. Follow along as Dr. Godhwani explains food allergy vs food intolerance, child vs adult food allergies, common reactions, treatments and more! What is the difference between a food allergy vs a food intolerance? A food allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a specific food with an abnormal response. The symptoms for an immediate type…
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Meet the Doctor: Neetu Godhwani, Allergy, Immunology & Asthma Specialist

Get to know Dr. Neetu Godhwani, Allergy, Immunology and Asthma specialist at Advanced Specialty Care! Spend a few minutes with Dr. Godhwani and you'll quickly realize how passionate and deeply involved she is with her work. In this blog, she shares what inspired her to pursue a career practicing as an Allergy, Immunology and Asthma Specialist and also opens up about her interests outside of the office. 1. What’s your favorite part about working at Advanced Specialty Care? By far, I would have to say it is our amazing staff and patients. We have a warm, caring, supportive and friendly group of…
Dr. Neetu Godhwani: Allergy and Asthma Specialist at Advanced Specialty Care
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Managing and Treating Your Child’s Food Allergies

  Allergic reactions are frightening at any age but for parents caring for a child with allergies, the sense of a lack of control significantly increases their fear and worry. The article “Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions in Children”, featured in The New York Times’ April 2018 edition, highlighted some important concerns and facts about allergic reactions in children. In the United States, about 8% of children have a food allergy; and some studies suggest that these childhood food allergies are resolving more slowly than previously thought. For this reason, more school-aged children are at risk for allergic reactions. Allergic reactions in school…
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What Does Vitamin D Have To Do With My Allergies?

  Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because our bodies can make it when our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. Vitamin D deficiency is common worldwide, particularly in places where there is less exposure to sunlight. If you have asthma, seasonal allergies, eczema, a food allergy and/or a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis, your allergist may ask whether you have had your vitamin D level checked. This may come as a surprise but studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency and allergy are linked. The Importance of Vitamin D Vitamin D is not only is it…
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ASC Welcomes New Allergist, Neetu Godhwani

  Advanced Specialty Care will be augmenting its allergy and asthma specialty care with the addition of Dr. Neetu Godhwani. Godhwani recently completed her Fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport. She will be practicing out of the Norwalk, Danbury and New Milford offices. Godhwani, who grew up in New York State, decided to move back to the East Coast to be closer to her family. She credits her brother, who has cerebral palsy, for her decision to go into medicine. “My brother is the most positive person I know, even given his health issues. He has…
Allergist Neetu Godhwani
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