Our allergy doctors are among the most dedicated professionals serving Miami, FL and the rest of the tri-county area. With decades of experience under our belts, we are able to provide our patients with a variety of allergy tests and treatment options. Whether you are having trouble with managing your asthma or you are interested in food allergy testing, you can always count on us.
Disorders We Treat
Services We Provide
|Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)||Asthma Management|
|Anaphylaxis||Chemical Patch Testing|
|Asthma||Metal Patch Test|
|Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)||Drug Allergy Testing|
|Chronic Cough and Breathing Difficulties||Ear Lavage|
|Contact Dermatitis||Food Allergy Testing|
|Cosmetic Products Allergy||Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)|
|Drug Allergy||Insect Allergy Testing|
|Food Allergy||Oral Immunotherapy (SLIT)|
|Insect Allergy||Penicillin Allergy Testing|
|Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS)||Patch Allergy Testing for Contact Dermatitis|
|Pet Allergy||Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)|
|Pollen, Mold & Dust Mite Allergy||Skin Allergy Testing|
Skin allergy testing is an accurate way of testing your body’s reaction to common allergens. This skin testing involves scraping a small section of skin and applying a small amount of a particular allergen to the site. After 10 minutes, those who have an allergy to that particular allergen will begin to develop a red rash of welt. Our allergy testing services allows us to check your body’s reaction to the following common allergens:
Immunotherapy is the most effective treatment against airborne allergens, such as, pollen, dust and mold. Once the patient’s allergies are known from the skin testing, a minuscule amount of each allergen is injected into the patients arm which triggers the production of antibodies that can actually block allergy symptoms. The dose is gradually increased each week until eventually the patient can be exposed to the allergen without symptoms occurring. This process can begin working within 4 to 6 months, and needs to be continued for as long as 3 to 5 years.
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) is a special computer designed test to measure the force of air exhaled and inhaled into the lungs. There are three measurements that are especially important when measuring lung functions. The Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) measures the total amount of air, in liters, in the lungs. The Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1) measures the amount of air expelled in the first second the air is forced out of your lungs, this is usually restricted in asthmatics. The last measurement, and perhaps the most important in detecting asthma, is the Forced Expiratory Flow (FEF 25-75). This assesses the amount of air in the small airways, or bronchioles, which are usually narrowed in asthma.
If you get red, itchy welts after eating, you may be allergic to foods. However, there are a lot of other symptoms: headache, nausea, vomiting, cramps and of course allergy and asthma symptoms. The most common food allergies are fish, tomatoes, nuts, berries, milk and eggs. Once the culprit food has been detected by allergy testing, an elimination diet can be implemented which slowly introduces these foods in gradually increasing amounts. This process may actually reduce the sensitivity to certain foods.
Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care Research is located within our Kendall and Aventura office locations. Our physicians are actively working with some of the country’s most prominent pharmaceutical companies on the development of new medications to treat conditions such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, sinusitis, chronic urticaria, etc. Studies are conducted on both adults and children. We are always interested in adding more patients to our database for future studies. For more information visit our website’s Research Center page.
Once the allergy testing is complete, our staff will go over certain precautions you can take to actually decrease the amount of allergy-causing triggers in your immediate environment. By following these environmental controls, you will most likely notice an improvement in your allergy and asthma symptoms.
At Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care, we take great pride in the accuracy of our allergy tests. Our allergy doctors proudly use some of the most effective techniques and the latest equipment to help ensure the accuracy of your results. This allows us to properly assess the severity of your allergies or your asthma. As such, we are able to better plan out the most effective treatment option for you.
Over the years, we have opened up numerous locations around Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Boca Raton, FL to serve a wider range of patients. If you require the help of allergy doctors, please feel free to drop by any of our convenient locations.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for allergy testing, please do not hesitate to get in touch by our office at 1.8126.96.36.19949. You may also leave send us any questions you may have by filling out the form on our Contact page. We look forward to hearing from you.