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Skin testing can determine allergies to animal dander, dust and dust mites, insects, fabrics, foods, latex, mold and mildew, and grass, tree, or weed pollens. Using the skin on the inside of your arms little drops of each suspected allergen are placed on the skin and pricked with a plastic applicator to break the top layer of the skin. A timer is set for 10 minutes and if the skin is itchy, red or has welts it is scored on a zero to four scale.
The most common food allergies are nuts, peanuts, shell fish, wheat, corn, milk and eggs. Food testing can help detect the food that you are allergic to. The doctor will explain in detail what steps should be taken if you have a positive result.
Immunotherapy is the most effective treatment against airborne allergens, such as, pollen, dust and mold. Once the patients’ allergies are known from the skin testing, a minuscule amount of each allergen is injected into the patients’ arm which triggers the production of antibodies that can actually block allergy symptoms. The dose is gradually increased each week until eventually the patient can be exposed to the allergen without symptoms occurring. This process can begin working within 4 to 6 months and needs to be continued for as long as 3 to 5 years.
Eczema symptoms include itchy, red, and dry skin caused by inflammation. It’s most commonly found in children, although adults can get it. There are different types of eczema. The most common is called atopic dermatitis.
Your doctor will diagnose a drug allergy by asking you questions about the medicines you are or have recently been taking.
Evaluation of asthma and allergy symptoms during pregnancy.
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) is a special computer designed test that helps to measure the force of air exhaled and inhaled into the lungs. There are three measurements that are especially important when measuring the lung functions. The forced vital capacity (FVC) measures the total amount of air, in liters, in the lungs. The forced expiratory volume (FEV1) measures the amount of air expelled in the first second the air is forced out of your lungs, this is usually restricted in asthmatics. The last measurement, and perhaps the most important in detecting asthma, is the Forced Expiratory Flow (FEF 25-75). This assesses the amount of air in the small airways, or bronchioles, which are usually decreased in asthma.

Welcome to Sirven & Associates Allergy and Asthma Center.

Dr. Viviana Sirven and her team of professionals are committed to providing patients with compassionate state-of-the-art medical care in a warm and friendly environment. Our goal is to make our patient’s quality of life the best that it can be.

We offer flexible hours and participate in many insurance plans. Dr. Viviana Sirven treats patients of all ages with asthma, rhinitis, sinus problems, hives, eczema, food allergies, latex allergy, stinging insect allergy (bees and fire ants) and medication allergies. Contact us to get relief from your allergy and asthma symptoms!

Thank you for your interest in our practice.

Medications that need
to be stopped 5 days prior to your visit are all antihistamines.

ALLEGRA (FEXOFENADINE)
XYZAL (LEVOCETIRIZINE)
CLARINEX (DESLORATIDINE)
ATARAX (HYDROXYZINE)
TANAFED DMX
TUSSIONEX
PALGIC
TUSSI-12 DS (PYRILAMINE)
BROMFED (BROMPHENIRAMINE)
RONDEC SYRUP
PROMETHAZINE WITH CODEINE

NALDECON
DURATUSS AC
SEMPREX D (ACRIVASTINE)
ALLERX (CHLORPHENIRAMINE)
RYNATAN (CHLORPHENIRAMINE)
PBZ (TRIPELENNAMINE)
PHENERGAN (PROMETHAZINE)
TAVIST
PERIACTIN (CYPROHEPTADINE)
VISTARIL

EYE DROPS

  • PATANOL
  • OPTIVAR
  • ZADITOR
  • PATADAY
  • ELESTAT

NASAL SPRAYS

  • ASTEPRO
  • ASTELIN
  • PATANASE

Over the counter antihistamines

ZYRTEC (CETIRIZINE)
CLARITIN (LORATADINE)
BENADRYL (DIPHENHYDRAMINE)
ALAVERT (LORATADINE)
ACTIFED (TRIPROLIDINE)
SUDAFED SINUS/ALLERGY
NYQUIL
TYLENOL PM
TYLENOL COLD
IBUPROFEN PM

Medications that do not affect skin testing results are Albuterol, Prednisone, Singular, Ventolin, Xopenex, and all other asthma inhalers.If you have questions about a specific medication do not hesitate to contact our office.

TESTIMONIES OF OUR PATIENTS


Cindy Gaviria

Dr. Viviana has been my Dr. for a cople of years I highly recommend her, not only is she a very professional doctor but she is so caring and authenthic with her patients.

Katty Chávez

She always listens to my concerns and takes her time to explaining how she thinks best to proceed to best achieve my goals.

Alison Hoffman

I was very pleased with my visit to Dr. Sirven, she is great!!! Extremely professional and I felt that she and her staff wanted me to look the best I could with what I was having done. I can already tell a difference…

CONTACT

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One Seventeen Professional Arts Center
8200 SW 117th Avenue – Suite 402 – Miami,
FL 33183

Phone (305) 442-4116
Fax (305) 442-7282

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