Windom Allergy, Asthma, Sinus

“Doc, why am I coughing???”

“Doc, why am I coughing???”
Chronic cough is one of the most common, and for patients annoying, issues we at Windom Allergy treat. A chronic cough can be debilitating if it interferes with sleep and, especially during COVID times, make patients feel isolated or afraid to go out into public if they are constantly viewed as being sick. The big question always is, “where is my cough coming from and why can’t I stop?”                 The two main areas cough can arise from are the lungs and from the throat. Often, it is very difficult for patients to know where the cough is coming from since the...
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Staff Spotlight: Patti Thompson

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Patti is one of our Back Office Nurses at Windom Allergy.Hi I'm Patti, My parents and I moved from Dayton, Ohio to sunny Florida when I was 14 -- after graduating from Riverview High School - GO RAMS! I attended SCTI for the Medical Assistant Program which led me to the wonderful career of Allergy. I have been in the Allergy profession for over 40 years. So I have probably helped many of you along the way. I married my best friend Ted and we have 3 great grown kids. When our kids were growing up we had unforgettable adventures in our...
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Halloween and Food Allergies in Florida

Halloween and Food Allergies in Florida
2020 Has been a time of rethinking and reinvention, which is what food allergy families excel at. In fact, as we think about how to minimize risk of germs, some of these food allergy tips are perfect for a “Social Distanc-een Halloween”.  Besides most of the candy melts in Florida anyway ; ) Here are some tips for a safe trick-or-treating experience: Enforce a “no eating while trick-or-treating” rule, so that you have time to review all food labels, (and you guessed it) wash your hands.Keep the emphasis on the fun, rather than the candy.Consider skipping trick-or-treating, and have a Halloween...
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Social Distance-een Halloween

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We can all do our part and have a fun and safe Halloween. Here are some easy tips from the gurus at the CDC. Make trick-or-treating safer Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.Give out treats outdoors, if possible.Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.Wash hands before handling treats.Wear a mask. Wear a mask Make your cloth mask part of your costume.A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2...
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What’s in the air?

What’s in the air?
People always ask, “my nose is running and I’m sneezing, what’s in the air?” The answer depends on where you live. Up north, the middle of August is the start of ragweed season, lasting until the first frost in the fall. Down here, we have ragweed as well, just not the high seasonal peak, but also other weeds, grasses, and the ever-present mold spores. And without a frost, we have most of these pollens year-round. Our only true seasonal allergen in Florida is tree pollen, mainly oak tree, that has an intense pollination period from February to April. Keep in mind,...
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Back to School

Back to School
At Windom Allergy our doctors’ kids are going back to school and we hope yours are too.  Encountering contagious diseases is nothing new for school children, with several conditions being more dangerous than coronavirus in the pediatric population, e.g. influenza and meningitis. Kids with asthma typically flare with ‘colds’ and other viruses, but the current virus doesn’t appear to be any worse in those with asthma compared to those without it. Staying on regularly prescribed medications allow people with asthma to handle viruses and other obstacles in their path. One of the few positive effects of this pandemic period is the...
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Staying on Track with Allergy Shots and OIT

Staying on Track with Allergy Shots and OIT
Thank goodness the dreaded virus is beginning to fade. Unfortunately, the allergy season continues to afflict us, as we drift from the February to April oak tree pollen to the grass and weed pollen seasons. If you’ve let your regular allergy shot visits lag because of the pandemic distraction, come on in and get caught up. For those of you on food oral immunotherapy (OIT), we’re open, safe, and ready for your dosing visits as well. We’re doing our best to make you feel normal again at Windom Allergy.
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COVID: Outdoor Time

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Want to enjoy your social distancing approved outdoor time without the sniffles and itching from the dreaded oak pollen? Never fear, Windom Allergy is here! We can help you enjoy the sunshine and fresh air with as little medications as possible through our awesome Telehealth Visits. Just give our office a call to schedule a virtual visit, and when it’s time for your appointment we will send you a text with a link to your visit. With just one click, you’ll be instantly connected with your favorite doctor (although we’re sure you love us all equally). And the best part? It...
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COVID: Face Masks

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To our Windom Allergy Family, The CDC is now recommending the use of cloth face masks for the general public when going out for essential activities. Above is the Surgeon General’s video on how to make your own “no-sew” face mask. HOWEVER, it is important to know that these masks can create a false sense of security. The only mask that truly prevents you from catching COVID-19 is an N95 mask, which our brave healthcare workers on the front lines are in desperate need of (if you have any unused N95 mask, please consider donating them to Sarasota Memorial, Doctor’s Hospital,...
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Allergies vs. COVID?

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Does every sneeze, cough, throat tickle, and runny nose send a chill down your spine and have you running for your thermometer? You’re definitely not alone seeing as this is one of our worst oak pollen seasons ever. That’s where the Windom Allergy Family has your back. With our awesome Telehealth visits, we can help ease your allergy vs. COVID fears from the comfort of your own home. Now easier than ever! We send a text message to your phone with a link to start your visit, as soon as you click it you are connected to one of our awesome...
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Tue  8:30 - 6:00
Wed  8:30 - 5:00
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3570 S Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL . 34239
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