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Omalizumab approved for food allergy – is it really a big deal?

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Here at Windom Allergy we are always excited to hear news about food allergy, but what’s new about a biologic that’s been on the market since 2003? Omalizumab (Xolair, an injectable medication that blocks the allergy antibody, IgE) first came out as a drug for asthma. We were one of the clinical research sites that tested the drug in our patients in the late 90’s, at the time in an intravenous form. It came to market as a subcutaneous shot, now in a convenient self-injecting syringe for home use. Once a drug is on the market, curious clinicians in concert with...

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Dr. Windom’s published article on multi-food OIT

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Congratulations to Dr. Windom for publishing "A Practical Focus on Multi-Food Oral Immunotherapy" in the Journal of Food Allergy. Thank you for furthering the field of food allergy and giving families options. >> View Article <<

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Expert opinion from Dr. Fergeson

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Our very own Dr. Fergeson weighed in on her perspective on the impact of allergic rhinitis and allergy symptoms on academic productivity, according to a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.  >>View Article<<

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Previously unconventional therapy gives new hope to parents of kids with severe food allergies

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As seen here :  https://www.wesh.com/article/severe-allergies-treatment-oral-immunotherapy/39875473# Cole Dhoore, 5, has been forced to live differently than most kids. "They said never leave the house without an EpiPen,” said Cole’s mom, Hannah Dhorre. Cole has a severe allergy to cashews and walnuts. His mom was told Cole should never come into contact with anything that might bear even traces of tree nuts. "Once he started pre-school, that’s when we really realized how much it was going to impact him socially, and that’s when it felt more real and more scary,” said Dhoore. But a year ago, Hannah learned other kids with food allergies were...

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Staff Spotlight: BJ Huerta

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Hello, I’m BJ and I joined the Windom Allergy family in June 2021. I was born and grew up in Southwest Florida. I have also lived in western North Carolina for a few years and recently relocated to Port Charlotte with my mom. Nursing has been my main career and I specialized and currently work in Clinical Research. I have two amazing children; my daughter Julia and my son John. I am an author and I write inspirational Christian poetry. In addition to writing, things that I enjoy doing are reading, walking, golfing, gardening, spending time at the beach, going to flea markets and...

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Who’s on fire at Florida Allergy?

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The Florida Allergy Asthma and immunology Society held their annual meeting in Orlando on July 16-18, 2021 (www.faais.org) . Dr. Jean Ly of Windom Allergy https://www.windomallergy.com/meet-us/physicians/jean-ly-m-d presented a poster on her groundbreaking work with oral immunotherapy (OIT) in food allergic children under the age of five. She compared the outcome of children going through peanut OIT to those doing multi-food OIT (e.g. peanut, cashew and walnut). Both groups did equally well in this desensitization process that allows patients to tolerate a food they were previously highly allergic to. In addition to this educational presentation to fellow Allergist/Immunologists from across the state, Dr....

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Oral Allergy Syndrome

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Have you ever felt your mouth and throat itch and tingle after taking a bite into a delicious apple? Or maybe a banana? But then when you have apple pie, you have no problems? Don’t worry, you’re not crazy, and thankfully not truly allergic! These symptoms are due to a phenomenon called Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) or Pollen-Food Syndrome (PFS). Basically, if you are allergic to certain outdoor pollens, the proteins in those pollens look similar to certain fruits, vegetables, and even nuts. When you eat these foods, your body gets confused and annoyed, and asks you “why are you eating...

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An Approach to the Office-Based Practice of Food Oral Immunotherapy

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Congratulations to Dr. Windom! He recently published an article on "An Approach to the Office-Based Practice of Food Oral Immunotherapy" in the prestigious Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice. Windom Allergy is helping make food oral immunotherapy accessible to families and other allergy offices across the world.  We are so proud of you Dr. Windom! An Approach to the Office-Based Practice of Food Oral Immunotherapy

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Health Goals Sarasota 2021 

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The holidays have come and gone,the coronavirus is still here, and it’s time to work on our health and fitness goals for 2021.Plus, there is no better time than Spring to be socially distanced outdoors in Florida. Stay the course – Keep doing all the good things you’ve been doing. It’s exhausting for sure. But if you’ve been wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer, social distancing, keep doing those things to prevent yourself and family members from getting COVID-19. Please also consider getting the COVID vaccine when it’s available for you.Up your exercise if possible – For those uncomfortable returning to the gym, there are plenty of Zoom classes, apps, and other ways to...

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Making the Most of Your Spring Windom Allergy Visit

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We can’t wait to see you in-person or via a telemedicine visit! If you’re planning to visit Windom Allergythis spring, make sure you get the most from your appointment by writing down your questions and concerns ahead of time. Let us know if: You have any new symptoms or symptoms that are worse than in previous years. Be sure to mention if you experience coughing, difficulty breathing or loss of sleep, as these can be signs of asthma.You have missed school or work due to allergy or asthma symptoms. It’s very important that you report any related hospitalizations or visits to the emergency department. We can help you gain better control...

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