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  • Nasal Polyps

    The cause of nasal polyps is unknown. Various theories have been discussed, including allergy, infection, nerve pathway imbalance, enzyme abnormality, drug sensitivity and mechanical obstruction. Fortunately, most people with hay fever (allergic rhinitis) do not have polyps (<2%). Asthma has long been known to be associated with nasal polyps. Studies show that anywhere from 15%-30% […]

  • Significant progress made on food allergy prevention

    Based primarily on the results of the 2015 UK study LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy), national guidelines have been released from the NIH and international allergy organizations that recommend introducing peanut in the diet between 4-9 months of age to foster tolerance; once eczema starts food allergy is soon to follow, therefore if the […]

  • Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)

    What is Atopic Dermatitis? Skin of patients with atopic dermatitis does not regulate body temperature normally. There may be abnormal sweating and abnormal blood vessel responses–the opening and closing of these vessels in the skin. This means that your child may not react as you would expect with changes in room temperature. He or she […]

  • Karen Brown

    Getting to Know Karen Brown

    I have been with Windom Allergy for the past 15 years! I started as an office nurse doing skin testing. In the past several years I’ve been the allergy shot nurse, making the serum and getting patients approved for special medications. I am now happily semi-retired, working 2-3 days a week. I met my husband […]

  • Food Allergy Treatment at Windom Allergy

    Food Allergy? Oral immunotherapy (OIT) safely allows allergic children and adults to no longer live in fear of their food allergy. Since the 1990’s a great deal of research has been conducted in the area of food desensitization. While the exact protocol differs from country to country, the general theme is very consistent: take a […]

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    Asthma Breathing Test

    Lung Function Testing. Breathing tests, also known as spirometry or pulmonary function tests, are used to diagnose and monitor asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases. You will be asked to blow into a machine that will measure the volume of air leaving the lungs. A nurse will coach and encourage you […]

  • Gerard Marselisi

    Getting to know Gerard Marsalis

    Born 1967 Bronx, NY then raised in Westchester county NY.  Moved to Florida at the age of 21 when my parents retired.  Started my Medical career as an EMT at Bayfront Med. Center E.R. in 1990.   Graduated Nursing school with National Honors.  Received  Nurse of the year award my first year as a nurse […]

  • What Are Hives?

    Hives (Urticaria) HIVES: Hives have been referred to as welts, nettle rash, and by physicians, urticaria. They are raised areas of your skin that are warm, very itchy and red. They can suddenly appear anywhere on the body and last a few hours or as long as 48 hours. Lesions that are painful/tender and last […]