ALLERGY DERMATOLOGIST DOCTOR IN VERO BEACH & PORT SAINT LUCIE
VERO BEACH & PORT SAINT LUCIE
Board-Certified / Top Notch Allergist
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Skin Rash, Hives & Eczema
Allergy Skin Tests & Injections
Ear, Nose, Throat - ENT
Food & Drug Allergy
Asthma & Chronic Cough
Immune System Problems
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If you or your child has allergy symptoms, an allergist can help with a diagnosis, finding the cause of the problem and offering a real solution. A BOARD-CERTIFIED allergy doctor is a physician with years of advanced training and experience to properly diagnose your condition and prescribe an allergy treatment and management plan to help you feel better and live better.
To test for allergies, small amounts of suspected allergens are placed on the skin of the arms, without the use of needles. The procedure lasts 15 to 20 minutes. For some patients, patch testing is performed with paper tape to apply allergen patches to the pack to help with skin sensitivity and rashes (dermatitis). Call for more information (772) 299-7299
We care about you as a person, and focus on finding the cause of your problem - not just treating the symptoms. Dr Michael Wein is an allergy specialist in the testing and treatment of pediatric and adult patients who suffer from allergies, asthma, and sinus disease. We also treat allergic dermatology, food allergy, drug allergy, and ear, nose, and throat allergies. Dr. Wein is a board-certified allergy doctor and has extensive experience in treating pediatric and adult patients. Our goal is to offer the ultimate professional and compassionate care – WE WANT TO HELP!
Port St Lucie (Saint Lucie West) *** Vero Beach (on Route 60).
In this highly effective and well-established FDA approved method for treating allergies, allergy specialists administer a small injection, typically on a weekly or monthly basis. Over time, the antigens in the injections lessen the allergic reaction. This helps the immune system adjust to the allergen. Injections often work in cases where allergy medication is unsuccessful in the treatment of symptoms, and the results can be permanent.
Stop living with unnecessary symptoms. Schedule a consultation with an allergy specialist and start a path to healthier and happier living!
Michael Wein, M.D. Allergy specialist with offices in Vero Beach and Port Saint Lucie.
Dr. Wein is an allergy specialist with offices in Vero Beach and Port Saint Lucie. He has served as President of Florida Allergy Society, President of Indian River County Medical Society, and in the past as Chief of Allergy at your local hospital for more than 20 years. He is trained at Johns Hopkins and is Board-Certified in ALLERGY!
No referral needed. Stop suffering from allergies. Schedule a consultation and start feeling better! Testing available for food, pollen, mold, and many other allergies. Call now 772-299-7299
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(772) 299-7299 Vero Beach Office
(772) 621-9992 Port Saint Lucie West
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Over 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies, commonly known as hay fever. Often fragrant flowers are blamed for the uncomfortable symptoms, yet they are rarely the cause; their pollens are too heavy to be airborne. An allergy specialist can help determine the substances causing your discomfort and develop a management plan that will help make life more enjoyable.
Why does the body develop allergies?
Allergy symptoms appear when the immune system reacts to an allergic substance that has entered the body as though it were an unwelcome invader. The immune system will produce special antibodies capable of recognizing the same allergic substance if it enters the body at a later time.
When an allergen reenters the body, the immune system rapidly recognizes it, causing a series of reactions. These reactions often involve tissue destruction, blood vessel dilation, and production of many inflammatory substances, including histamine. Histamine produces common allergy symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, nasal and sinus congestion, headaches, sneezing, scratchy throat, hives, shortness of breath, etc. Other less common symptoms are balance disturbances, skin irritations such as eczema, and even respiratory problems like asthma.
Many common substances can be allergens. Pollens, food, mold, dust, feathers, pet dander, chemicals, drugs such as penicillin, and environmental pollutants commonly cause many to suffer allergic reactions.
One of the most significant causes of allergic rhinitis in the United States is ragweed. It begins pollinating in late August in most of the U.S. and continues until the first frost. In Florida, the growing season is even longer. Springtime pollens come from grasses like timothy, orchard, red top, sweet vernal, Bermuda, Bahia and Johnson, and also Kentucky bluegrasses. Early spring hay fever is most often caused by pollens of trees such as elm, maple, birch, poplar, beech, ash, oak, walnut, sycamore, cypress, hickory, pecan, cottonwood, and alder. Flowering plants rarely cause allergy symptoms.
Certain allergens are present all year long. These include house dust, pet danders, and some foods and chemicals. Symptoms caused by these allergens often worsen in the winter when the house is closed up, due to poor ventilation.
Mold spores also cause allergy problems. Molds are present all year long and grow both outdoors and indoors. Dead leaves and farm areas are common sources for outdoor molds. Indoor plants, old books, bathrooms, and damp areas are common sources of indoor mold growth. Mold is also common in foods.
Allergies are rarely life-threatening, but often cause lost work days, decreased work efficiency, poor school performance, and a negative effect on the quality of life. Considering the millions of dollars spent on anti-allergy medications and the cost of lost work time, allergies cannot be considered a minor problem.
For some allergy sufferers, symptoms may be seasonal, but for others they produce year-round discomfort. Symptom control is most successful when multiple approaches are used simultaneously to manage the allergy. They may include minimizing exposure to allergens, desensitization with allergy injections, and medications. If used properly, medications, including antihistamines, nasal decongestant sprays, steroid sprays, saline sprays, anticholinergic, anti-leukotriene, and cortisone-type preparations, can be helpful. Even over-the-counter drugs can be beneficial, but some may cause drowsiness.
The allergist is the most appropriate person to evaluate allergy problems . Aside from gathering a detailed history and completing a thorough examination of the ears, nose, throat, head, allergy doctors will offer advice on proper environmental control. They will also evaluate the sinuses to determine if infection or an immune abnormality is contributing to the symptoms.
In addition, the doctor may advise testing to determine the specific allergen that is causing discomfort. In some cases subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots) may be recommended. Immunotherapy is a method of treating allergies by desensitizing individuals to allergens over time, in many cases with the goal that they be cured of their allergies.
· Wear a pollen mask when mowing grass or cleaning house
· Change your air filters regularly in heating and air conditioning systems and vacuum cleaners and/or install an air purifier. Consider a HEPA filter in your bedroom or other rooms where you spend a lot of time.
· Keep windows and doors closed during heavy pollen seasons.
· Wipe down indoor-outdoor animals as they return inside to remove pollen on their fur.
· Use daily saline nasal rinses to cleanse your nose and sinuses of the offending allergens.
· Rid your home of sources of mildew.
· Try not to allow dander-producing animals (i.e., cats, dogs, etc.) into your home and bedroom.
· Change feather pillows, woolen blankets, and woolen clothing to cotton or synthetic materials.
· Enclose mattress, box springs, and pillows in a plastic barrier.
· Use over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants as needed and as tolerated. However, you will likely find the best allergy symptom control with topical nasal sprays and eye drops that can be prescribed by your allergist.
· Sleep with the head of the bed tilted upward. Elevating it helps relieve nasal congestion.
· Discuss hay fever and allergy symptoms with a physician when experiencing an allergic
Vero Beach Allergy Office
Address: 3375 20th ST STE 140, Vero Beach FL 32960
Phone (772) 299-7299
Port Saint Luce Allergy Office
Address: 320 NW Bethany Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986
Phone (772) 621-9992
Allergist offices located in Vero Beach and Port St Lucie - NO REFERRAL NEEDED. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS