Allergy Testing is Offered in Our Office!

I have been so impressed and pleased with the response we are having with many patients who have been allergy tested and are using the sublingual (under the tongue) drops.  It is not a short term or quick response to allergies, but for the long term, it will make a big difference.

Allergy immunotherapy (or sublingual drops) has been helping people live allergy-free for decades.  It is a process that desensitizes your body to allergens.  Our formula safely introduces small amounts of allergens to your body over a period of time.  This allows your body to build up immunity to the things you are allergic to without all the negative side effects of medications.  With allergy immunotherapy, you will increase your allergic threshold so you no longer experience allergy symptoms.  Allergy immunotherapy is safe and effective for patients of all ages.

We can test for 70 environmental region-specific allergens and an additional 54 allergen food panels looking for food allergies.  Prior to testing, all allergy medications need to be stopped for three full days.  Contact the office for more information.

Allergy symptoms for food include:  itchy mouth, lip swelling, tongue swelling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash/hives, abdominal pain, sneezing, stuffy nose, congestion, coughing, throat tightening, wheezing, trouble breathing, drop in blood pressure, feeling faint, anaphylaxis.

Allergy symptoms in general:  runny nose, sneezing, sniffling, nasal congestion, sinus congestion, sinus headache, post nasal drip, watery eyes, itchy eyes, red eyes, teary eyes, hives, itchiness, eczema, asthma, wheezing, ear infections, migraine headaches.

Missing TV Segments from Past Weeks:

In case you didn’t know, I am on WINK TV’s XCW every Thursday morning between 7:45 – 7:50.  I try to report on the current research publications on topics related to Pediatrics and also current diseases we are seeing.  I also try to post them weekly, but sometimes the website does not cooperate.

Viral video sparks debate about furniture danger for children

Healthy Kids: New studies on smell, vision and choking

Healthy Kids: Pain relievers for infant vaccinations

Phone Troubles

I must apologize to all my wonderful patients.  We are having some issues with our carrier.  If you ever have trouble contacting us, always go to our answering service.  They have all the information if there is an issue.  Their direct number is 239-210-6042.

You can also go to your patient portal and send us a message at any time.

Another option is to fax us:  239-415-1136.

Lastly, you can email us:  [email protected].

We are working as quickly as possible to fix this, but always use any of the above options.

Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul, MD