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About Dr. Summit Shaw

Allergy doctor Summit Shah, MD specializes in allergy diagnosis and treatment that affect both adults and children, including drug allergies, hay fever, asthma, venom allergies, sinus disease, and more. Dr. Shah founded the Allergy Department at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA in Columbus, OH, where he is still an active member of the staff. Dr. Shah also actively practices at Dublin Methodist Hospital, Nationwide Children’s’ Hospital, Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, and Riverside Hospital. His areas of interest are pediatric food allergies and eczema. Dr. Shah, a Columbus native, graduated as valedictorian from Bishop Watterson High School before attending Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s with Honors. A Buckeye through and through, he stayed at OSU for medical school. After earning his MD from the College of Medicine at Ohio State, Dr. Shah underwent a residency program in Boston as well as a fellowship training program at the renowned Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA, where he trained under acclaimed experts in allergy and immunology. An allergy doctor by profession, Dr. Shah also enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes, golfing, and scuba diving. Dr Shah resides in Columbus with his wife, who is a graduate of Dublin Coffman high school and the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. They have two daughters, Saanvi and Saaya.

Allergic Reactions to Soy

Allergy to "Soy" (soybeans) is a common food allergy. Often, Soy allergy starts in infancy with a reaction to soy based infant formula. Most children will outgrow their soy allergy (70% by age 10) and some carry it into adulthood. This "healthy food" has come under fire recently for several reasons. First, the "Estrogen-like" properties [...]

Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites and Colors in AA Brand Dried Kiwi and Dried Mango

AA USA Trading Inc. of South River, NJ is recalling is recalling both dried kiwi and dried mango products packaged under the AA brand in 8-ounce plastic bags, because they may contain undeclared sulfites and colors. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites or food colors run the risk of serious or [...]

Can You Be Allergic to Wi-Fi?

WiFi symbol Dr Summit Shah Though the medical community has not acknowledged it as a legitimate allergy, people have begun to claim that they suffer from allergies to Wi-Fi. Over the years, a number of health risks associated with our smart devices have been revealed – including insomnia, neck pain, and brain changes. [...]

The Eight Most Common Food Allergies

Skin Allergy Patch Test on Back of Female Patient Food allergies are typically caused by eight common ingredients: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. These foods can initiate annoying skin reactions or life-threatening breathing problems. Because of the danger posed to those who are allergic to these foods, companies [...]

Wasp Venom Immunotherapy

In 1962 a paper was published in the Journal of Immunology by Mary Loveless titled “Immunization in wasp-sting allergy through venom repositories and periodic stings”. Loveless reported that a patient with an extreme wasp sting allergy can be protected for months with a course of 6 sacsful of wasp venom over 2 and ½ hours. [...]

The first case of Oral Immunotherapy?

In June 1906 Alfred T. Schofield met a boy that was 13 years old, he had a severe reaction to eggs. He started treatment for the boy in December giving him 1/10,000th of an egg daily with a little calcium lactate. In January he increased the dosage to 1/1,000th of an egg which was taken [...]

Development of Allergen Immunotherapy

The Lancet reported about grass pollen injection immunotherapy for summer hay fever by Leonard Noon and John Freeman on June 11th 1911. After Noon’s death in 1913, Freeman continued the work expanding the practice of immunotherapy. In 1930 Freeman published the first rush immunotherapy protocol. What followed was well written and cited but the beginnings [...]

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Dust Mites a factor for Development of Asthma in Children

House Dust Mite In 1989 a group of doctors did a study which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1990. It involved 67 children from Poole, England, they found that in addition to genetic factors, exposure in early childhood to house-dust mite allergens is an important factor in the [...]

Allergy Infographic

Some Allergy facts including the cost of Allergies, the science of sneezing and treatment options. This infographic is also available on Dr. Shah's SlideShare.