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  • New Dust Allergy Treatment in 2018

    Allergy shots for hay fever and allergic asthma has been around since 1911 (the 1st published medical article).  The same concept of gradually desensitizing the allergic person to an airborne allergen is now being tried through an oral disintegrating tablet placed under the tongue, called sublingual immunotherapy.  A house dust mite tablet, Odacta, is coming […]

  • New Asthma Drug

    You’ve surely seen the TV commercials about at least one of the many new, hugely $$, biologic drugs being approved for all sorts of diseases: psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and our area of expertise, asthma.  The newest of these is Fasenra, a subcutaneous injection every 4-8 weeks for severe asthma patients over 12 years […]

  • New Shingles Vaccine

    Do you know anyone who has had shingles?  If so, you know how miserable the skin and nerve ending condition can make you for weeks to months.  Shingles is the reactivation of childhood chickenpox, occurring at any age in adults, but most commonly after age 50.  There is no effective treatment for shingles, but there […]

  • epipen for schools

    Mylan’s EpiPen4Schools® Program Surpasses One Million Free Epinephrine Auto-Injector Donations to U.S. Schools

    2017 marks the five-year anniversary of Mylan’s EpiPen4Schools® program. Schools interested in having a non-student specific EpiPen in their health room may request one from Mylan, the manufacturer of this life-saving device. New data presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting showed that more than 1,500 anaphylactic events […]

  • allergies and christmas

    Don’t let allergies and asthma ruin your holiday cheer!

    Holiday travel, gatherings and decorations can be problematic for those with allergies and asthma. Here are a few tips on how to avoid potential triggers: Travel.  Allergies to pet dander and dust mite are worse during the winter when there is less ventilation. Pet allergen can be carried in the air, on clothes and in […]

  • 2017 Advancements in eczema treatment

    2017 has been an exciting year for eczema treatment in all eczema types and severities. Eucrisa is a steroid free ointment for people as young as two years old with mild to moderate eczema. It also be used on all skin tones and areas of the body. We have also seen excellent results in our […]

  • back to school

    Back to school advice from Windom Allergy

    Back to school – With school back in session, here at Windom Allergy that means, bring on the contagious respiratory diseases.  Once one child has a ‘cold’, the rest of the class is sure to follow.  Kids with asthma are hit the hardest since viral infections almost always trigger asthma attacks.  Throw in all the […]

  • Prayers

    The doctors and staff at Windom Allergy and the Food Allergy Center of FL send their prayers.

    The doctors and staff at Windom Allergy and the Food Allergy Center of FL send their prayers to the Alabama family who recently lost their 3 year old son from an allergic reaction to milk.  The adorable little boy was being tested at a children’s hospital in AL for sensitivity to milk contained in a baked muffin.  This is […]

  • Penicillin Allergy

    Penicillin Allergy Testing—Are you REALLY Allergic?

    We have evaluated hundreds of patients with a history of reactions to penicillin(s) (penicillin, amoxicillin, or related cephalosporins).  After evaluation and testing, more than 90% of these patients can safely take these drugs without fear of a severe allergic reaction. The testing occurs in two phases, skin testing and an oral challenge.  We first inject […]

  • Asthma and Allergy Specialists

    Getting to know Robynn Pannell

    Born in Sarasota, FL.  Attended Phillippi Shores Elementary, Brookside Middle and Riverview High School.  Graduated High School in 1990, Manatee Community College in 1992 and University of Central Florida in 1995. I have known my husband since 1989 and although he went to Fruitville Elementary, McIntosh Middle and Sarasota High, we have been married since […]