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Jose L. Ruiz, M.D.
EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SERVICES
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ALLERGY & SINUS
HEARTLAND OTOLARYNGOLOGY  est. 1990
Allergy & Asthma  -   Jose L. Ruiz, M.D. 
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

Food Allergy

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: 

Cow's milk 
Eggs 
Peanuts 
Wheat 
Soy 
Fish 
Shellfish 
Tree nuts 

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.

Skin allergies

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:

Eczema 
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. 

Symptoms include: 

Sneezing 
Itchy nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes and ears 
Runny nose 
Congestion 
Watery eyes 

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:

Congestion 
Green or gray nasal discharge 
Postnasal drip 
Pressure in the face 
Headache 
Fever 
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

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:

Coughing 
Wheezing 
Shortness of breath 
Chest tightness 
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.

Allergy Testing

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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Doctor Ruiz takes special care to understand the unique needs of each of our patients to determine solutions to re-establish health and wellness .