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A 26-year-old female asked:

How do i overcome a phobia of anaphylaxis (foods)? afraid to eat everything & losing lots of weight. what % of adults develop new food allergies?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Counselor helpful: It is prudent for a person to be concerned about experiencing a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. Being prepared with an action plan, self-injectable epinephrine, wearing a medical bracelet, and knowing early warning signs can be reassuring. However, once the concern has progressed to phobia with weight loss, it would be helpful to see a counselor or psychologist to deal with the feelings.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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You may need : Hospitalization. If you are seriously losing a lot of weight. There are some eating disorders programs around the country. The renfew program in florida and the rogers memorial hospital program in oconomowoc wisconsin come to mind. Discuss this with your psychiatrist or family doctor and your psychotherapist. It sounds like you're reaching out for more help than you are currently receiving. Best wishes and good luck.

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Last updated May 11, 2016

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