Windom Allergy, Asthma, Sinus

Drug Allergies

Drug Allergies
Windom Allergy,  and Sarasota in general, is very fortunate to have Dr. Tara Saco in our presence! Dr. Saco spent a portion of her Allergy/Immunology medical training with the nation’s leading drug allergy ‘guru’, Dr. Mariana Castells at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston , learning cutting edge methods of helping patients with reactions to chemotherapy drugs and the many new biologic agents (the ones you see on all the commercials).  Dr. Saco has been seeing patients with us since early July and would be happy to help solve your allergies at an appointment soon!  
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Are you one of the 90% of patients who no longer have a penicillin allergy?

Had a penicillin allergy as a kid? You probably don't now. To prove a penicillin allergy exists, we skin test with penicillin and one of its breakdown products.  You will be tested with what we call the major breakdown product of penicillin (commercially available as PrePen), plain penicillin and in some patients, ampicillin or a cephalosporin.  In addition, skin testing with salt water (to which no one should react) and histamine (to which everyone should react) is used to help distinguish between negative and positive skin test reactions.  Test agents are placed on the forearm and then scratched with a small...
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Office Hours
Mon  8:30 - 5:30
Tue  8:30 - 6:30
Wed  8:30 - 5:00
Thu  7:30 - 5:00
Fri  8:30 - 4:30
Shot Hours
Mon  8:30 - 5:00
Tue  8:30 - 6:00
Wed  8:30 - 4:30
Thu  7:30 - 4:30
Fri  8:30 - 4:00





3570 S Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL . 34239
941-927-5808 (fax)
Windom Allergy, Asthma & Sinus
Food Allergy Center of Florida