MIAMI, FL – June 27, 2012 – Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care (FCAAC) celebrates National Mango Month at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s 20th Anniversary Mango Festival on July 14th and 15th, 2012, offering the South Florida community information and advice on recognizing and treating mango allergies for a safe and happy summer.
Mangos are a South Florida diet staple. Nourishing and delicious, mangos are an excellent source of antioxidants, beta-carotene and vitamin C. Unfortunately for some, mango trees produce an oil called urushiol, present in all parts of the plant, including the roots, leaves, stems, flowers, and fruit, which can induce allergic contact dermatitis when touched or consumed. Mango allergy symptoms can typically take hours to present. Signs of contact dermatitis include blisters around the mouth, itching, redness and hives.
Dermatitis can best be treated by visiting your doctor for an examination of the affected area. Moderate or severe reactions may require treatment by an allergy specialist and further testing to determine the level of reaction and specific allergy.
With multiple locations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care (FCAAC) is committed to improving the lives of South Floridians . Relief from mango allergies can be simple with the proper precautions and care.
For more information, join FCAAC at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on July 14th and 15th, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Mango Festival, located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, FL 33156. The festival will feature culinary demonstrations, lectures, an International Food Market, fresh fruit and smoothies, activities for kids, yoga, live music and the world’s largest display of mangos, FCAAC will be on hand with an informational booth, offering free screenings, giveaways and more. For more information on attending the Mango Festival, please visit www.fairchildgarden.org.
For an in depth consultation with an allergy and immunology specialist, contact Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care today at 1-877-4-ALLERGY or visit www.florida-allergy.com and breathe easy once again!
Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care has been in business since 1974 and has board certified physicians with extensive experience in treating both adults and children. FCAAC has multiple centers throughout South Florida, serving communities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. FCAAC specializes in the testing and treatment of adults and children who suffer from allergies, asthma and other disorders of the immune system. Among the most common allergies treated are allergic skin diseases, food, drug and pet allergies. Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care Research conducts clinical trials on new medications. The goal of the FCAAC team is to provide professional and quality care resulting in total patient satisfaction.