Dr. Scott Commins describes alpha-gal allergy, which scientists believe is triggered by a tick bite and can cause an allergic reaction to red meat. Dr. Commins talks about the symptoms of a reaction, how a person can be tested for the allergy, and changes in diet recommended for patients who have alpha-gal. (More…)


Dr. Scott Commins, a leading expert on this unusual allergy, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in UNC’s Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, and a faculty member of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center. You can listen to his podcast by clicking this link: http://unc.live/2fghs1O