Mass-produced over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription allergy medications can ease your symptoms, but they often have significant side effects. The good news: There are now custom medications available that have been specifically designed to resolve your allergy itself. Cano Health knows that every patient is different and each responds differently to various allergens. That’s why we custom-formulate every single dosage of our allergy medications specifically for the individual patient.
Our Allergy Center provides medications that are unique custom-formulated antigen therapies that can help desensitize you to many of the pollens, molds and other triggers that cause your symptoms and make you uncomfortable. This desensitization therapy can allow you to be around those allergens without the common allergic reactions and symptoms.
You should consult a Cano Health Allergy physician if you have symptoms you think may be caused by an allergy, especially if you notice something that seems to trigger your allergies. If you have symptoms after starting a new medication, call the doctor who prescribed it right away. Allergy like symptoms include: sneezing, Itching of the nose, eyes or roof of the mouth, Runny nose, Watery, red or swollen eyes, Tingling mouth, swelling of the lips, tongue, face or throat, hives, cough, chest tightness, wheezing or shortness of breath.
If you experience various consistent symptoms, there's a chance you could have allergies. Find out what you may be allergic to with our Allergy Specialists.
Some of the steps we at Cano Health can help you take to avoid allergy sicknesses include:
A Cano Health’s Allergy Center, our allergy specialists will help you take steps to identify and avoid your allergy triggers. This is generally the most important step in preventing allergic reactions and reducing symptoms.
Depending on your allergy, allergy medications can help reduce your immune system reaction and ease symptoms. Medications can include over-the-counter or prescription medications in the form of oral medications, nasal sprays or eye drops.
For severe allergies or allergies not completely relieved by other treatment, your doctor may recommend allergen immunotherapy. This treatment involves a series of injections of purified allergen extracts, usually given over a period of a few years. Another form of immunotherapy is a tablet that's placed under the tongue (sublingual) until it dissolves. Sublingual drugs are used to treat some pollen allergies.
If you have a severe allergy, your doctor may give you an emergency epinephrine shot to carry with you at all times. Given for severe allergic reactions, an epinephrine shot (EpiPen, Auvi-Q, others) can reduce symptoms until you get emergency treatment.
Our Cano Health Allergy specialists are experts in the treatment and management of asthma, eczema, hay fever, sinus disease, insect allergy, hives, and food allergies (see our Food Intolerance Test page). We also manage primary immune deficiencies.
Leonor Perez graduated from Havana, Cuba Medical School in 1989. Perez trained specifically in allergy care for more than twenty years with the most prestigious doctors in Palm Beach. She also volunteered for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force between 1994-95. For more than eight years, Perez has taught at multiple medical schools in the Palm Beaches. Dr. Perez is committed to providing to the desensitization of our patients’ allergy needs. American Academy of Allergy Asthma, and Immunology follower.
Donna DiGrande is an LPN who graduated from East Carolina University. Became a LPN in 2009 and started a nursing career at Vitas Hospice North where she was recognized and received an award for service excellence and named Nurse of the Year within her first year. Both she and Leonor Perez adhere to proper treatment and policies and Code of Ethics of The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.