“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...

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...

Halloween Treat Ideas

Halloween Treat Ideas
Need ideas for Halloween Treats? What about treats that are food allergy friendly, that won’t melt, and most importantly, not break the bank! Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both options. Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklacesPencils, pens, crayons or markersBubblesHalloween erasers or pencil toppersMini SlinkiesWhistles, kazoos, or noisemakersBouncy ballsFinger puppets or novelty toysCoinsSpider ringsVampire fangsMini notepadsPlaying cardsBookmarksStickersStencils https://www.foodallergy.org/resources/ideas-non-food-treats

Are you really allergic to Penicillin?

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It is very common for people to be labeled with a penicillin allergy at some point during their lives, though many times not because of a true allergic reaction. Often times the rash or hives were actually due to the viral infection or your symptoms were not consistent with penicillin sensitivity. Even if someone truly experienced a reaction to penicillin in the past, they often outgrow the sensitivity in as early as 10 years. You may ask, “Who cares doc? They can just give me something else can’t they?” Here are the issues with this and why you should request an...

Should Peanut-Allergic Patients Really Be Avoiding Tree Nuts?

Tree Nuts
Hello Windom Allergy Family! As you know, Windom Allergy always strives to be cutting edge in the realm of food allergy, so we are constantly reading up on the newest literature. We believe sharing these studies with you is very important as well. Below is a summary of a recent article published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology examining whether or not peanut-allergic patients should truly be avoiding tree nuts. The authors acknowledge that if peanut-allergic children are proven to have tree nut allergies already (i.e. previous history of a reaction or positive food challenge) then these should obviously...

Staff Spotlight: Shannon Weller

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Shannon is our Clinical Trial Regulatory Specialist at Sarasota Clinical Research. Hi! I’m Shannon. I’m a wife of 7 years  and mama to 2 beautiful girls. If I had my choice, I’d live closer to the mountains, but Florida will do for now! My favorite things are puzzles, fresh air, discovering new places, and organizing things. Fun facts about me: I don’t eat anything that has mint in it , I have a few pictures like this of me shoving my face with ice cream and I’d love to own a cow someday. Don’t hesitate to say hi if you see me in the hallways...

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...

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.

Supporting Local Restaurants

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We at Windom Allergy really appreciate our local restaurants and know these times are hard for them. From hot, delicious coffee (which COVID-19 can't live in!) from The Clever Cup and delicious lunches from The Serving Spoon, our local restaurants keep us going! Don't forget to get takeout from your local Mom and Pop favorites to support them. Just remember to transfer the food to a clean place, throw away the takeout packaging, and wash your hands before eating. Bon Appetit!  

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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