Windom Allergy, Asthma, Sinus

Food Allergy Treatment at Windom Allergy

Food Allergy? Oral immunotherapy (OIT) safely allows allergic children and adults to no longer live in fear of their food allergy. Since the 1990’s a great deal of research has been conducted in the area of food desensitization. While the exact protocol differs from country to country, the general theme is very consistent: take a highly allergic child or adult, give them a VERY low dose of the offending food by mouth, have them stay on it 1-2 times a day, come back to the clinic for an increase in the dose, stay on that dose at home for a week...

Breathing Easier? June Pollen Report.

  According to Accuweather , we should be breathing easier in June. Ragweed, tree pollen and grass pollen are historically low to moderate in the month of June.

Asthma Breathing Test


Lung Function Testing. Breathing tests, also known as spirometry or pulmonary function tests, are used to diagnose and monitor asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases. You will be asked to blow into a machine that will measure the volume of air leaving the lungs. A nurse will coach and encourage you to properly perform the test. You may be given a bronchodilator inhaler (Albuterol) to see if your breathing improves. After 15 minutes, the test will be performed again. After your spirometry is completed, Dr. Windom will discuss your results and recommend a treatment plan. How do...

Getting to know Gerard Marsalis

Born 1967 Bronx, NY then raised in Westchester county NY.  Moved to Florida at the age of 21 when my parents retired.  Started my Medical career as an EMT at Bayfront Med. Center E.R. in 1990.  Graduated Nursing school with National Honors.  Received  Nurse of the year award my first year as a nurse at Bayfront E.R.  After being in the ER for 5 years I've decided to expand my knowledge and work in the Allergy field.  I worked for an Allergist in St. Petersburg from 1996 till 2006 when I joined Windom Allergy Asthma and Sinus. I'm now a Nurse...

What Are Hives?

Hives (Urticaria) Hives (Urticaria) HIVES: Hives have been referred to as welts, nettle rash, and by physicians, urticaria. They are raised areas of your skin that are warm, very itchy and red. They can suddenly appear anywhere on the body and last a few hours or as long as 48 hours. Lesions that are painful/tender and last for greater than 48 hours should be thought of as separate from hives. New hives can appear as others disappear, giving the impression of persistent lesions. Individual hives are irregularly shaped and are the size of a dime or nickel, though they often form...

May Pollen Report--Oak, Grasses and Hickory

Expect medium pollen levels for May in Southwest Florida. Less if we get more rain! The key culprits for this time of year are Oak (tapering off), Bermuda Grass and Hickory. From    

Now Enrolling for a New Peanut Study--No Charge to Patients!

Sarasota Clinical Research at Windom Allergy is participating in a national peanut allergy trial.  People with peanut allergy can now enroll in this exciting study by calling Sally at 941-927-4888.  A peanut challenge is not required for study entry. There is no charge for the patient.

Windom lectures on Food Allergy Treatment at the South Carolina Allergy Society’s annual meeting

Dr. Windom gave a lecture on Food Allergy Treatment at the South Carolina Allergy Society’s annual meeting in Charleston, SC, March 17-19, 2017.  No one is currently offering food oral immunotherapy (OIT) in South Carolina so the society wanted to learn from Dr. Windom’s experience with this novel form of treating patients with serious food allergies. The lecture was titled,  Food Oral Immunotherapy in Clinical Practice .  The two major points were: There are over 20 published studies  on oral immunotherapy (OIT) in the medical literature since 2004, consistently showing the safety and efficacy of desensitizing highly allergic individuals to various foods....

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Conference

Drs Ly and Windom attended the  2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting. This years meeting was March 3-6, 2017 in Atlanta.  While this years theme was Expanding Practice: Diagnosis & Treatment of Drug Hypersensitivity, the big news for Windom Allergy is the progress made in food allergy prevention. Based primarily on the results of the 2015 UK study LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut allergy), national guidelines have been released from the NIH and international allergy organizations. From the NIH Directors Blog: "A group representing 26 professional organizations, advocacy groups, and federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has just issued new clinical...

Part 3: Acute asthma, prognosis, and treatment


Jennifer E. Fergeson, DO, Shiven S. Patel, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD Asthma affects about 300 million people globally and accounts for 1 in every 250 deaths in the world. Approximately 12 million people in the United States each year experience an acute exacerbation of their asthma, a quarter of which require hospitalization. ~~~ PHYSIOLOGIC AND LABORATORY PARAMETERS Serial measurements of lung function facilitate quantification of the severity of airflow obstruction and response to therapy. Measurement of peak expiratory flow (PEF) rate provides a simple, quick, and cost-effective assessment of the severity of airflow obstruction. Patients can be supplied with...
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