Windom Allergy, Asthma, Sinus

Eczema Awareness Month

Eczema
October is Eczema Awareness Month! Eczema is also referred to as atopic dermatitis. This skin condition can affect children and adults and may be associated with other allergic conditions including food allergies, hay fever, and asthma. In eczema, the skin is very dry and may lead to an itchy, red rash on the face in infants and typically in the creases of the arms and knees in children and adults.  Moisturizing the skin routinely is essential. For those struggling with eczema, topical medications and other new treatments are available.  Please feel free to make an appointment for an evaluation with one...

FDA Peanut Capsule

FDA Peanut Capsule
Because of the amazing success of food oral immunotherapy (OIT) at Windom Allergy and other clinics around the world, a pharmaceutical company is close to having their peanut capsule, Palforzia, approved by the FDA.  Obtaining FDA approval for the same OIT protocol we’ve been using for years, legitimizes this life changing therapy for all of those doctors and patients who felt the need for this ultimate FDA stamp before pursuing peanut desensitization. Yes, the commercial capsule has been checked for purity and full peanut composition, a requirement to make peanut a drug, but we remain comfortable using regular peanuts to desensitize our patients...

Explaining Food Allergy to Kids

Guess what???Dr. Ly made a youtube video that is silly and fun for her food allergy kiddos! Please watch as Dr. Ly explains food allergies to kids with the help of science and toys! Learn about allergy soldiers and how they cause food allergies. Most importantly, you will learn how to make yourself feel better if you have an allergic reaction. If you like the video please share the message and help other food allergy families! A special thanks to Jim McCampbell who edited the video and added the sound effects! You made the video so fun friend!

Remembering 9/11 & The New Health Law

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It’s been eighteen years since the tragic day our nation was attacked and the World Trade Center fell. We will always remember that day, where we were, who we were with, and the fear we felt for our country. But amongst the chaos and dust of the towers, our first responders were undeniably heroes.  Unfortunately, this World Trade Center dust also caused chronic breathing issues that still affects many survivors and first responders today. Thankfully in July 2019 a law was passed to ensure full funding for the 9/11 victims compensation fund.  If you would like to learn more, please visit https://www.lung.org/about-us/blog/2016/09/respiratory-impacts-sept-11.html

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!  

Long Trip Home

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We said goodbye to two patients from the UK and one from Trinidad this week! We wish them the very best as they return home, safely eating small amounts of peanut and cashew.  These kids came over with their parents for 5-6 weeks in Sarasota to start the oral immunotherapy (OIT) process for their severe food allergy. They will continue daily OIT dosing in their home country until they can return to the Florida gulf coast to complete ‘updosing’ to our goal of three nuts daily. We loved spending time with Michael, Rosa, and River! Thinking about coming to see us...

Tired of Itchy Skin?

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Calling all skin folks with hives, eczema, and plain ole’ itchy skin: Sarasota Clinical Research is participating in national pharmaceutical trials with new medications for these conditions.  Wouldn’t it be nice to find something to get your young skin back? Found out more here -> www.windomallergy.com/clinical-trials Or give us a call TODAY!

New Neighbors-Pia Day Spa

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You may have seen a new sign out front of Windom Allergy. May we help introduce the newest spa in town, Pia Day Spa.  This is a franchise concept from a very successful group in the Tampa Bay area.  They provide day spa services, including waxing, eyebrow shaping, skin care, massage, microdermabrasion, manacure & pedicure, dermaplaning, eyelash extensions, and more! Check them out at www.bypia.com

Sticker Shock Buying Asthma Inhalers

Sticker Shock Buying Asthma Inhalers
If you’ve experienced that jaw-dropping moment at the pharmacy, we may be able to help.  We are doing clinical research trials of generic asthma inhalers designed to replace those co$tly ones you’re taking now.  You may receive medication at no cost, and compensation for time and travel! Give us a call!  See more information at www.windomallergy.com/clinical-trials.

National Meeting Leaders

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Drs. Windom and Ly helped organize and run the 3rd Annual Food Allergy Support Team meeting in Dallas on June 29, 2019.  As early pioneers in the treatment of food allergy with oral immunotherapy (OIT), our doctors were instrumental in creating this North American organization of Allergists offering this breakthrough therapy that allows patients with life threatening food allergies to safely eat the food they had been avoiding so vigilantly.  Find out more at www.windomallergy.com/food-allergy-center.   Doctor's from around the country gathered to discuss oral immunotherapy. (Left to Right) Dr. Thomas Chacko, Dr. Hugh Windom, Dr. Doug Jones, Dr. Chad Mayer, Dr....

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