Articles About Allergies

Halloween doesn’t have to be a fright fest for kids with food allergies

September 9th, 2016

Make Halloween safe and fun for kids with food allergies Jacksonville, Fl  – Boo! Did we scare you? Every year kids start to get excited at least a month before Halloween. But kids with food allergies also get a bit nervous. They worry they might accidentally eat something they shouldn’t, and suffer a severe allergic […]

Penicillin Allergies

January 11th, 2016

One of the most overlooked factors contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria is the misdiagnosis of a penicillin allergy. Penicillin is the most common drug allergy, reported in about 10 percent of the population, and leads to receiving alternative antibiotics when a penicillin is the drug of choice. Receiving an alternative antibiotic has […]

Personal Care Product and Makeup Allergies

November 20th, 2015

Have you ever developed a red or burn-like rash, bumps, blisters or itchy, painful or burning skin? There are many reasons why this reaction may have occurred, but personal care products are often the culprit. This reaction is called contact dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin resulting from direct contact of a substance with the […]

Insect Sting Allergies

September 15th, 2015

When most people are stung by an insect, the site develops redness, swelling and itching. However, some people are allergic to insect stings; meaning that their immune systems overreact to the venom. If you are allergic to an insect, your body produces antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) the first time you are stung. If you […]

Pollen Allergies

August 11th, 2015

Every spring, your local weatherman talks about pollen counts, but what does that mean? Does he count each pollen grain in the air? Estimate the number by how many sneezing people he runs into every day? Not quite. The pollen count is taken by a spinning silicone rod that is usually placed somewhere high like […]

Think you’re Allergic to Penicillin? Odds are Good that You Aren’t

July 28th, 2015

Allergists urge testing to be sure. Does your medical chart read “Penicillin allergy”?  Penicillin is one of the most important antibiotics doctors can prescribe for ear, sinus, chest, throat and skin infections. Penicillin has many advantages –it’s often the best drug to treat infections, is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it’s well tolerated […]

The Buzz On Summer Bug Allergies

March 13th, 2015

Warm Jacksonville summers make spending time outdoors irresistible, but it can also spell trouble for anyone with summer allergies and insect allergies. Staying safe outside is a constant worry for anyone who experiences strong reactions to bugs, and knowing what to do when a bite happens can often be a life-or-death situation. Here are some […]

Summer Allergies

October 5th, 2014

If you are anything like millions of other Americans, you are probably looking forward to another fun-filled summer and having lots of outdoor barbecues with friends and neighbors, family picnics in the park, or going on a long vacation where you can just relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Well, also like millions of Americans, […]

Back to School with Allergies

September 12th, 2014

The end of summer is quickly approaching and as you prepare your child for class, it is important to also prepare them for potential allergy triggers that may present during the school year. Although some may have more severe consequences than others, food allergies, insect allergies and environmental allergies are manageable with avoidance, medication and in some cases, allergy shots. […]

Allergic Reactions to Bees

July 3rd, 2014

While residing in Florida we cannot ignore the threat of potential allergies and allergic reactions to allergens such as pollen and, in particular, bees and insects that become recurrent “guests” during the spring and summer months and frankly year round problems can present themselves. The doctors and treatment specialists at Watkins Allergy and Asthma Clinic, […]

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