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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Allergies

What To Expect During Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing Procedure

Each year, more than 50 million Americans experience some sort of allergic reaction, making allergies the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. Because of the severity of allergies in our modern day society, allergy testing has become increasingly popular. By specifically analyzing and discovering the patient’s allergy triggers, allergy tests are more accurate than ever before. What is an Allergy Test? Allergy testing can be done through the skin prick, blood draw, or an elimination diet. Today, we will be talking about the skin allergy test. This is when a doctor uses a small prick or… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Allergy and Asthma Care

Asthma Inhaler

About 1 in 12 people have asthma, rounding out to about 25 million. Often, allergies and asthma go hand-in-hand, making the disease even more difficult to live with. Asthma is a disease of the bronchial tubes, which is the passageway for air to go in and out of the lungs. There are different types of asthma, allergic asthma is one of the most common. Read on for the ultimate guide to allergy and asthma care: What is Allergic Asthma? Allergic asthma is when a specific allergy, whether it be pollen, peanuts, or mold, triggers an asthma attack. Of the 25… Read More

7 Supplements to Help Fight Allergies

7 Supplements to Help Fight Allergies

Allergies are caused by the overreaction of your body’s immune system to any substance in your environment. Common allergens are usually animal fur, dust, pollen, and such. In these cases, antihistamines are commonly given as medicine. Moreover, it may be a good idea to look at additional supplements that can work just as well as anti-histamine medications. Here is a list of 7 supplements that can help you fight your allergies. EPA/DHA Fish Oils Fish oils such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are components of essential fatty acids. These are natural anti-inflammatory agents which have been proven… Read More

Dear Moms, Here’s How to Deal with Your Children’s Allergies

Dear Moms, Here’s How to Deal with Your Children’s Allergies

Parental burnout, we know all about that life. Especially when it comes to your kids’ allergies, dealing with it can be quite overwhelming and well…exhausting. You wouldn’t believe it, but up to 20 percent of all children in the U.S. suffer from allergies. If your child is one of them, you what to do: Get ready for sneezing, sinus infections, asthma, and the attitude. We know it can be pretty much miserable for the whole family. This is why we created this guide to help you survive: How Does it Happen? The first step to helping your child if he… Read More

7 Ways to Allergy Proof Your Home in The Winter

7 Ways To Allergy Proof Your Home In The Winter

It’s commonly estimated that 50% of children around the world have at least one allergy. These range from the serious to mundane. Even in the cases of minor allergies, it’s important to make sure your children and home are as allergy proof as possible. This is especially true in more humid climates, like our sunny South Florida. What starts as a minor allergy may develop into something more serious due to the bacteria favoring our climate. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of seven ways to allergy proof your home this winter. Check out the top seven… Read More

4 Ways to Tame Your Summer Allergies

Allergies affect as many as 50 million Americans every year. It is the fifth-leading chronic disease in the United States, affecting people of all ages. Summer excites many people, especially those of us who live down here South Florida. The flowers and trees are in bloom, the streets are alive, and peoples’ noses run like the Hialeah River. Summer is a wonderful time of the year, but the news is not all good. If you are one of the many people who suffers from summer allergies, you know how hard it can be to operate normally while dealing with inflammation…. Read More

Allergy Symptoms and Treatments 101

Miami is in the Top 100 of America’s worst cities for allergies, and allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States. It seems as if it is always allergy season down here in Miami. One of the best parts of living in the Magic City is that it always blooming. This means, however, that all this greenery is spouting pollen, which aggravates allergies. As part of our commitment to you, we have prepared a few guidelines about allergies, in their symptoms and treatment. Symptoms An allergic response is an overreaction of the body’s natural defense… Read More