Allergy (Adults & Peds)

Allergists treat and diagnose patients with immune system diseases, including allergies and asthma.

People with allergies have irregular and hyperactive reactions in their immune systems to mold, pollen, food, insect stings, normally innocent substances in the air, and many other materials (all known as allergens). Exposure to an allergen occurs when people swallow it, inhale it, or absorb it under their skin.  There are many types of allergies including, hay fever, pet allergies and drug allergies.

Common allergic reaction symptoms include:
  • Sneezing and an itchy runny nose
  • Irritated, watery eyes
  • Exhaustion
  • Rashes and Hives
  • Cramps, Vomiting, & Diarrhea (for food allergens)
  • Pain and Swelling (for insect stings)
  • Cough and post-nasal drip

Levels of reaction to an allergen vary person to person, and can range from low to high. Severe allergic reactions cause entire-body reactions (anaphylaxis), which are life threatening and must be treated immediately.

Asthmatic attacks are also highly triggered by allergic reactions. To determine if you have allergies you can take allergy tests, such as skin (gold standard) and blood tests.

To treat allergies, patients can take various allergy prescription medications, antihistamines, natural relief solutions and other prescribed solutions. Furthermore, Watson Clinic Allergists treat severe allergies with allergy shot therapies and limited oral desensitization. Oral allergy drops have not yet been FDA approved. Click here for more information on allergy treatments and tests.

The best way to avoid an allergic reaction is by avoiding the allergen that is irritating. Try to keep working and living areas clean, and pay attention to the weather, your surroundings, & food you take in.

Talk with your primary care doctor to determine if it’s right for you to seek the services of an allergy specialist.  If you would like to make an appointment with one of our allergists, please call 863-680-7486.

Watson Clinic Main

Regular Allergy Injections
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Fire Ant Venom Injections
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Watson Clinic South

Regular Allergy Injections
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 4:20 pm
Friday: 8 am - 11:50 am
 
Fire Ant Venom Injections
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 3:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 10:30 am

Lionel Vasco Bonini, MD

  • Medical School: University of Florence, Florence, Italy, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL, Pediatrics
  • Residency: University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson, AZ, Pediatrics
  • Fellowship: University of South Florida, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL, Allergy and Immunology
  • Board-certified: Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy and Immunology, Joint Council of Allergy and Immunology

G. Weyman Price, MD

  • Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of Mississippi, Department of Pediatrics, Jackson, MS, Pediatrics
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia, Department of Allergy and Immunology, Charlottesville, VA, Allergy and Immunology
  • Board-certified: Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics
  • Member: American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, American College of Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Medical Association, American Medical Association

Locations

Watson Clinic Main
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Watson Clinic South
1033 N. Parkway Frontage Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33803

Please call 863-680-7486 for additional information.