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Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of Central Florida

A blog, by Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Associates of Central Florida. AAACF provides relief from allergies, asthma, sinus problems, chronic cough, chronic idiopathic urticaria, dermatitis, and other allergy related conditions. Dr. Steven Rosenberg, MD, Carlos Jacinto, MD, and Harleen Anderson, MD. together with their staff specialize in allergy and immunology in Central Florida. If you or your child is suffering from a food allergy or any other kind of allergy, please call us at any of our four convenient locations to schedule your appointment today.

In spite of all the medical advances in the field of asthma prevention and treatment, 1-in-13 Americans still suffer from the disease, every year. Asthma is responsible for 10 deaths, every day, in the United States. It’s a complex, growing disease, with a lot of different facets to it. It impacts our lives in unpredictable ways, which is why it’s important to look at it from different angles.

This is why we have created our official asthma blog – to bring you asthma insights from different corners and highlight this condition for the serious thing it is. Because, when it comes to you, your family, or your loved ones’ health, one of the best things you can do is to educate yourself.

Not sure about treatments? You may be surprised to learn about new developments in medication, Looking for success stories? There are plenty to go around and, once you find one, you’re bound to find more.

Discover high-end content, insights, studies, and the latest news from Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Associates of Central Florida’s official blog. With access to the latest developments, medical opinions, news, and information, it’s our goal to shine a light on asthma so you don’t have to live in the dark.


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Why does food allergy occur?  Our immune system, when working well, helps us fight infections.  When our immune system mistakenly recognizes and attacks a food protein, this is when food allergy happens.  Food allergies, unlike food intolerances, are what doctors call “IgE-mediated”.  IgE is a type of antibody that can target a specific food protein when the person is allergic to a food, and cause the release of histamine that other chemicals that result in the symptoms of an allergic reaction.  Symptoms of an allergic reaction to a food can occur within minutes to a few hours after ingesting the culprit food.

Symptoms may include but are not limited to the following: swelling of face, tongue, lips, or throat, wheezing or shortness of breath, hives or rash on the skin, abdominal pain, vomiting, or cardiovascular issues like low blood pressure.  It is important to recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction and treat immediately.  It is very important to go over with your allergist exactly what you are allergic to, and when to use self-injectable epinephrine and antihistamines.  Studies have shown that treating with epinephrine sooner rather than later results in better outcomes for patients.

Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Associates of Central Florida provides relief from allergies, asthma, sinus problems, chronic cough and other related conditions. Dr. Steven Rosenberg, MD, Carlos Jacinto, MD, and Harleen Anderson, MD. together with their staff specialize in allergy and immunology in Central Florida. If you or your child is suffering from a food allergy or any other kind of allergy, please call us at any of our four convenience locations to schedule your appointment today.


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