Food intolerance

Food intolerance symptoms generally come on gradually and don't involve an immune system reaction. If you have a food intolerance, you may be able to eat small amounts of the offending food without trouble. You may also be able to take steps that help prevent a reaction. 

Programs + Services


Food Allergy Program

The Food Allergy Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA provides care for adults with known or suspected food allergies and food hypersensitivity.
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Center for Food Related Diseases

The Center for Food Related Diseases offers specialized experts who will work with you to address your unique symptoms, possible food triggers and develop an individualized diet and/or medical treatment plan.
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Doctors + Care Team

John L. Ohman, Jr., MD

John L. Ohman, Jr., MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Allergy; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5333
Fax #: 617-636-4843

Asthma, hay fever, chronic sinusitis, food allergy, adverse drug reactions, insect sting allergy, occupational allergy/ respiratory disease, atopic eczema, hives/urticaria, adult immunodeficiency, skin testing, pulmonary function testing, allergen challenge

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John Leung, MD

John Leung, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Center for Food Related Diseases at Tufts Medical Center; Co-Director, Food Allergy Center at Floating Hospital for Children; Allergist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pediatric Allergy, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883 (Gastroenterology)
Fax #: 617-636-9292

Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergy), anaphylaxis, angioedema, asthma, celiac disease, chronic urticarial (hives), drug allergies, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis/eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, food allergy (e.g. peanuts, cow milk, soy, etc.), food intolerance (lactose, fructose, fructan), food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), immunodeficiency, oral allergy syndrome, pruritus, sinusitis, stinging insect allergy, wheat hypersensitivity

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