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  • Chronic Sinus Infections

    A chronic sinus infection can be much  subtle and linger for months. Signs of chronic sinusitis can include one or more of the following symptoms: stuffy nose, intermittent yellow or green nasal drainage (maybe only seen in the shower), occasional sinus area pressure or headache, bad breath, decreased sense of taste and smell, earaches, fatigue, and […]

  • Ouch! Stinging Insect Allergies

    INSECT ALLERGIES: Entomology is the field of science that studies insects. The insects important to the allergist represent only a few of the over 16,000 species in North America, making up the order Hymenoptera. These stinging Hymenoptera insects do have some positive features, being effective pollinators of plant life and predators of a wide variety of pest species. […]

  • February Pollen Report

    February’s worst pollen offenders? Bald Cypress and Juniper. Counts are moderate right now. Alas, Jupiter is a common ground cover given it’s extremely resistant to heat and drought. Native to swampy conditions, the bald cypress is another “survivor,” also able to withstand dry, sunny weather and is hardy in USDA climate zones 5 through 10. The […]

  • Lisa Carver

    Getting to know…Lisa Carver

    Where are you from? I was born in Fort Myers Florida, then moved to Jacksonville Florida where I spent 20 years of my life. My great grandmother had Alzheimers later in her life so I moved to Felda, Florida to take care of her. After her passing I have slowly moved from Felda to Labelle […]

  • Are hives an allergic reaction?

    Not always! 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. Hives can be caused by allergic […]

  • What to do about an Acute Sinus Infection

    Symptoms of an acute sinus infection are pretty obvious, fever, severe sinus area pain, teeth pain, and yellow or green post-nasal drainage. Sinus problems are one of the leading causes of visits to the doctor, accounting for over 16 million doctor visits annually. Living with one sinus infection after another can be miserable, interfering with […]

  • Ouch! Fire Ant Reactions

    INSECT ALLERGIES: The fire ant is a year-round threat here in Florida. Fire ants build subterranean nests with as many as 230,000 insects in residence. When the nest is disturbed, the ants attack in mass and repeatedly sting their victim. Allergic reactions are the result of a specific immune response to the venom injected into […]

  • Margaret Moffett

    Learn more about…Maggie Moffett

    I came to SRQ in 1971 when I married my husband. I moved 17 times before coming here so I lived in many places but was born in IL. I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren that fortunately live here in SRQ. Hobbies are walking, reading and cooking. I have a new puppy that is […]

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    Working with Allergy Shots

      Once you have reached the highest dose, or maintenance shot, you will receive allergy injections every 2 to 4 weeks depending upon your symptom response. You will be re-evaluated by Dr. Windom 6 months after starting treatment and annually after that time. You should notice improvement in your symptoms by 18 months or shots […]

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    Allergy shots are highly effective, but they take time!

    IMMUNOTHERAPY (ALLERGY SHOTS): Hyposensitization or “allergy shots” are given to certain selected patients to immunize them against allergens that account for their symptoms. Many allergic patients do not need allergy shots for resolution or treatment of their symptoms. Medications and/or environmental changes are frequently sufficient to control symptoms in these individuals. The only patients who […]

  • 5 Day Pollen Report- moderate to high tree pollen

    Feeling snuffly? Stuffy? The culprit could be Juniper. This common South Florida landscape plant is also an allergan for some people. From:  http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/junipers.html These are supremely simple-to-grow plants that don’t get too tall, spread wide, and are often used for low-maintenance groundcover plants. Their silvery or blue-green color fades to more of a soft green […]