Heartland Otolaryngology has the premiere allergy practice in the Central Florida Area. With a convenient Central Florida location in Kissimmee - Orlando, Florida. Our practice provides consultation and treatment of allergic disorders. We treat the full spectrum of allergic diseases.
Our ENT specialist provides patients with the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care. Many of the common disorders that are treated by the ear, nose and throat specialist are complications of allergic disease.
FOOD ALLERGY SKIN ALLERGIES RHINITIS AND SINUSITIS ASTHMA ALLERGY TESTING
People with food allergies have an allergic reaction when they come in contact with certain foods. This happens because their immune system overreacts to the proteins in that food. Twelve million people in the United States have food allergies.
Eight kinds of food cause most food allergies:
Signs of a food allergy include:
A rash, or red, itchy skin
Stuffy or itchy nose, sneezing, or itchy and teary eyes
Vomiting, stomach cramps or diarrhea
Angioedema or swelling
Some people with food allergies can have a serious reaction called anaphylaxis.
Signs of this kind of reaction include:
Hoarseness, throat tightness or a lump in the throat
Wheezing, chest tightness or trouble breathing
Tingling in the hands or feet, lips or scalp
If you have any of these symptoms (anaphylaxis), call 911 immediately.
Red, bumpy, scaly, itchy or swollen skin - any of these signs may mean you have a skin allergy.
The most common allergic skin conditions are:
Hives and angioedema
Allergic contact dermatitis
Symptoms of a skin allergy include:
A strange rash
Red, scaly or itchy skin
A swelling of the deeper layers of the skin, such as the eyelids, mouth or genitals
Dry, flaking skin
Inflamed or blistered skin
Skin allergies are painful and unpleasant, but there are things you can do to treat and prevent an allergic skin reaction.
Some people are allergic to latex, a substance often found in rubber gloves and balloons. Signs of latex allergy may resemble those of contact dermatitis. But sometimes latex allergy causes a serious reaction called anaphylaxis. This life-threatening condition requires immediate medical treatment. If you think you are having this kind of reaction, call 911 immediately.
Rhinitis and Sinusitis
Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose.
Itchy nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes and ears
Seasonal allergic rhinitis (or hay fever) is caused by allergens like mold and pollen.
Some people have symptoms of rhinitis no matter what the season. This is called perennial allergic rhinitis. It can be caused by allergens such as animal dander, indoor mold, dust mites and cockroaches.
Sinusitis is a painful, long-lasting inflammation of the sinuses. Sinuses are the hollow cavities around the cheek bones found around the eyes and behind the nose.
Symptoms of sinusitis include:
Green or gray nasal discharge
Pressure in the face
A cough that won't go away
Sinusitis is common in the winter. It may last for months or years if it is not properly treated. Colds are the most common cause of acute sinusitis, but people with allergies are much more likely to develop sinusitis than people who do not have allergies.
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects about 20 million Americans. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. Asthma is the most common serious disease among children. Nine million children in the United States have asthma.
Signs that you might have asthma include:
Shortness of breath
Many people have "allergic asthma," which means that allergens - like dust mites, mold, animal dander, pollen and cockroaches - make their symptoms worse.
Other things that can affect adult asthma include:
Pregnancy: Uncontrolled asthma can harm the health of a mother and her baby.
Work situations: Fumes, gases or dust that are inhaled at work can trigger asthma.
Age: Older people with asthma face unique health challenges.
Exercise: Some people may have asthma symptoms when they exercise.
Medications: Medications like aspirin and ibuprofen, or beta-blockers (used to treat heart disease, high blood pressure, migraine headaches or glaucoma), may cause an asthma attack in some adults.
Our practice utilizes a skin prick test to identify Inhalent and food allergens to identify the responsible allergens that cause allergic reactions.
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DESCRIPTION: Allergy and Asthma Doctor in Kissimmee and Orlando, Florida treating Food Allergies, Skin Allergies, Sinusitis, Asthma and Allergy Testing.
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