Millions of Americans suffer from allergies. An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Symptoms of allergies include itchy and watery eyes. It can also produce sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, scratchy throat and hives, commonly known as hay fever.
Many people with untreated allergies aren’t aware of how much better they will feel once their symptoms are properly diagnosed and managed.
One of the ways to diagnose your allergies is through allergy testing. This provides a precise way to tell which, if any, allergens are contributing to your current symptoms. The results allow us to provide you with an accurate diagnosis, a treatment plan that works and educational information to help you manage your allergies and feel better.
Allergies are rarely life-threatening. Allergies often cause lost work days, decreased work efficiency, poor school performance, and a negative effect on the quality of life. Considering the millions of dollars spent on medication for allergies and the cost of lost work productivity, allergies cannot be considered a minor problem.
For some allergy sufferers, symptoms may be seasonal. For others allergies produce year-round discomfort. Symptom control is most successful when multiple approaches are used together to manage the allergy. They may include reducing exposure to allergens, medications, and immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy is the closet thing we have to a cure for allergies. The goal of immunotherapy is to retrain your immune system to ignore the allergens causing your allergic reaction. Imuunotherapy involves the regular administration of gradually increasing doses of allergen extracts over a period of time and can be given to patients as an injection (allergy shots) or as drops under the tongue (allergy drops)Click Here To See The Allergen Panels