outh Florida Allergy & Asthma Specialists treats a host of allergic disease conditions. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options to help you breathe easily and enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma or allergies, you know how these conditions can disrupt an active life – especially for the patient who loves being in the great outdoors. With the abundance of asthma and allergy treatment options available today, one no longer has to feel limited by allergies or asthma.
If you are one of the 24 million Americans who suffer from asthma or the 20 percent of the U.S. population with allergies, rest assured that treatment for allergies and asthma related conditions is our specialty. Our expert physician Kevin Stabile, M.D. offers help with a variety of conditions. Call us at 561-672-7511 with any questions, and see below for specific allergy conditions we treat.
If you have asthma, there’s one thing you can be sure of – you’re definitely not alone. Statistics compiled by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology show over 24 million Americans are diagnosed with asthma by an allergist or other health professional during their lifetime and more than 11 million Americans suffer an asthma attack each year.
Allergic Rhinitis (Hay fever)
Hay fever is a bit of a misnomer because it isn’t caused by hay itself, nor does it produce a fever. Hay fever, more appropriately allergic rhinitis, is caused by uncontrolled swelling of the inside of the nose due to an allergen. The most common allergens are trees, grass, weeds, mold spores, cat, dog and dust mites.
A food allergy occurs when the body mistakes a particular food protein as being potentially harmful to the body and responds with a full-on attack. Resulting food allergy symptoms can range from mild itching, swelling, rashes and hives to severe anaphylactic reactions that include wheezing, labored breathing, swelling of the tongue and throat, dizziness, mental confusion, abdominal cramps, vomiting, blood pressure drop, unconsciousness and – rarely but possibly – death.
Sinusitis & Sinus Infections
Sinusitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the paranasal sinuses (air-filled pockets located behind the forehead, eyes and cheeks). Treatment of sinusitis and other sinus infections are a specialty of our practice.
Hives and Swelling
Hives and swelling are typical symptoms of food allergies, drug allergies and insect allergies. Hives are red, raised welts on the surface of the skin that often are very itchy or even painful. Also known as “urticaria,” hives affect nearly 20 percent of the population in the United States at some point in their lives and may be mild or severe in terms of itching and swelling.