Allergy Treatment

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 will […]

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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 […]

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    WOC docs train new docs, treat Veterans for free

    The next time you go to the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Allergy and Immunology Clinic, the doctor you see may be working for free. A group of five physicians leave their private practices to volunteer at the clinic without compensation one to two days a month to treat Veterans and to help train allergy […]

  • Peanut allergy no more

    In the past decade, peanut allergy has become scarier than killer bees and shark attacks. This fear has a solid basis since peanut allergy has become the leading cause of anaphylaxis and death related to food allergy in the US. What can we do to fight back? Instead of telling parents to avoid giving peanut […]