Asthma & Allergy Associates of Florida is a group of Allergy/Immunology specialists who treat disorders of the immune system. We concentrate on allergy, where the body overreacts to a usually harmless substance. We also deal with immune deficiency, where the body is unable to properly fight off infections, resulting in more frequent and more severe infections. Our allergist doctors will provide you with a detailed plan to best treat your allergies or asthma, whether it is through medication, environmental control, or allergy shots. We offer comprehensive treatment for patients by providing the following services:
Skin testing is the most reliable form of allergy testing. Because mast cells are located in high numbers just under the skin, results of skin testing are quicker and have proven to be more accurate than blood testing in diagnosing allergies.
Early diagnosis and proper treatment are essential to help prevent damage to your lungs. Our providers may use a combination of the following to diagnose asthma: comprehensive medical history, a physical exam, and spirometry.
While avoidance is the best defense, some allergens are impossible to avoid. Allergists may recommend immunotherapy to relieve the suffering of allergy symptoms, for most inhalant allergies and stinging insect allergies.
Our allergy specialists can help identify food allergies. Maintaining a journal of everything you eat, symptoms you experience, and how long after you eat that symptoms is important. Food challenges are conducted under strict medical supervision.
Although there is no cure for asthma, there are three ways to help control your asthma symptoms: avoid triggers, medicine, and allergy shots. As allergists, we believe everyone who has asthma should feel good, be active all day, and sleep well at night.
Allergies and asthma can be life long conditions. Our physicians and staff value empowering our patients with the knowledge of their conditions to help them manage on a daily basis. As experts, our allergists are here to help patients understand their treatment options.
People who have already experienced a systemic allergic reaction to an insect sting are at risk of a similar or worse reaction if stung again. Our allergists can test patients and may recommend immunotherapy to reduce the risk of a severe reaction.
For drug allergies, we are generally able to work these out by taking a long, detailed history of reactions. Our allergists can test patients and can give the patient and their doctor guidance on what medications can be used safely.
- Exercise Challenge
- Antibiotic Testing
- Aspirin Testing & Desensitization
- Local Anesthetic Testing
- Patient Education