Allergist Doctor – Dr. Piniella
At Piniella Asthma and Allergy Center, our experienced team of allergists provides a wide range of services including food allergy treatment, allergy testing, patch testing, asthma management, and many more. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Palmetto Bay FL, Kendall FL, Goulds FL, Princeton FL, Sunset FL, and West Perrine FL.
What is an allergist?
There are some allergy problems, like in the mild case of hay fever, that may not need or require any treatment from an allergist. There are some cases where allergies can be controlled with an occasional usage of certain over-the-counter medications. However, there are some allergies that can interfere with a person’s day-to-day activities or also begin to decrease their overall quality of life. In some serious cases of allergies, they can even be life-threatening. So, if you are suffering from allergies, it is time for you to take back control of your life. See one of the top allergist today to find a solution for your allergies or asthma.
An allergist is a specialized physician who is specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases. An allergist is specially trained and certified to be able to identify allergy and asthma triggers in their patients. Allergists diligently work with their patients and can help treat or prevent their allergy problems and symptoms.
What are allergies?
One of the most fascinating things about the human body is that it can defend itself against harmful viruses or bacteria. But sometimes, there are cases where the defenses are too aggressive and begin to believe that harmless substances such as dust, molds or pollen are mistakenly identified as being dangerous. The immune system will then gather up its defenses, which include several bodily chemicals, to attack and destroy/remove the supposed enemy. In this process of protecting the body, some unpleasant and, in extreme cases – life-threatening, symptoms are experienced by the allergy-prone individual.
What are the causes of allergic reactions?
There are so many different ordinary substances that can trigger allergic reactions in allergy-prone individuals. While some people have very unique allergies, such as grass, the majority of people have very common allergies. These allergies are triggered by allergens. Allergies that are among the most common include, but are not limited to:
- plant pollens
- household dust (dust mites)
- pets (particularly cats & dogs)
- industrial chemicals
- foods (commonly includes milk, eggs, nuts, soy and fish)
- insect stings (most common include honeybees, wasps, fire ants, yellow jackets and hornets)
Who can develop allergies?
Asthma and allergies do not have a specific “type” of person that they develop in, they can actually affect anyone – regardless of their age, gender, race or any socioeconomic factors. However, it is true that asthma and allergies are most commonly developed in children – and can also occur for the first time at any age. There are some cases where allergy symptoms will develop in early childhood and will then disappear for many years until they start up again sometime during adult life.
However, although the exact genetic factors are not yet discovered or understood by medical doctors, there is a hereditary factor that has the tendency to be passed on to children that will make them more prone to developing asthma and allergies. In very susceptible, unique people and circumstances, factors such as hormones, stress, smoke, perfume and/or other environmental irritants can also play a role in a child developing asthma and allergies at some point in their life.
So, if you or someone you know are suffering with allergies and are seeking an experienced allergist, call us today!