What has got you sneezing and giving you watery eyes that you just can’t control? Have you ever considered that you might be allergic to something in or around your home? A lot of people with allergies just assume is can be the neighbor’s dog or cat, but do you really know for sure. You could have been blaming Fido when all along you are getting allergic reactions every time the grass a cut. Some allergies are seasonal and others are there all year round. Some are just annoying and others can be very harmful.
The best way for you to discover once and for all what is driving you crazy, if you live Homestead and the surrounding area your first call should be to an allergy doctor. Many allergies can be detected with a simple skin prick or scratch test. A small amount of the allergen is put on your skin, and if your skin looks like you were bitten by a mosquito, you have your answer. An allergist has other tests as well that can pinpoint all your allergies.
If you have a simple allergy like hay fever, some of the time it can be controlled by over-the-counter medicines. But because there may be specific allergens or pollens that are only found in Homestead and the surrounding area, you will need an allergist to determine the root cause. Some of the allergens in the Homestead area are plant pollens, mold, dust mites, cockroaches, pets, foods, medicines, feathers and of course the bee sting. Only your allergy doctor can tell you for sure which one is your demon. It could be a combination.
One test that should be performed on a child by an allergist is that of reactions to common foods that can bring on death – like peanuts. Your allergy doctor will share plenty of information on how to handle exposure to these products and what to do of your child comes in contact with it.
Everyone likes to go outside and enjoy the fresh air, especially in Florida. If you see an allergist and know before you venture out what can cause a reaction – even as asthma attack – you will have more confidence and pleasure in everyday life.
Our office information:
Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida
Dr. Jose Carpio
925 NE 30th Terrace, Suite 306
Homestead, FL 33033
Portofino Professional Center (adjacent to Homestead Hospital)
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