Our allergy protocol treats more than just your symptoms, we treat your allergies. Our onsite allergy clinic makes it convenient to get tested, get treated, and get to feeling better! Allergies are no fun. 40% of children suffer from allergic rhinitis (allergies) and are at risk of developing asthma, which results in 10.5 million lost days of school each year.
We are all familiar with the typical allergy symptoms: sniffling, sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes, sore throat… but did you know that allergies can also be the culprit behind fatigue, trouble focusing, depression, memory problems, slowed thinking, ear infections, and dark circles/puffiness under the eyes?
Our allergy clinic is here to help. The first step in taking control of your allergies is conducting an allergy test. For example, it is important to know if you are allergic to your cat, or the grass that your cat has been outside rolling around in. Once we know what is causing your allergies, we can explore avoidance techniques, oral medications or immunotherapy (a long-term solution).
The gold standard of allergy testing, the Skin Pick Test, is non-invasive and not painful. The testing device gently abrades the skin’s surface with the allergens being tested for, results develop in about 15 minutes. A positive test will appear as a raised, red bump on the skin, similar to a mosquito bite.
The benefits of immunotherapy include enjoying life without the daily dependence on over-the-counter allergy medicine, long-term results (it is the only disease modifying treatment for allergies), and a decreased chance of developing allergic asthma or reducing the severity of existing allergic asthma.
Allergies can be defined as an adverse reaction to allergens by the immune system. Allergies can cause persistent symptoms such as:
- Runny/Stuffy Nose
- Sore Throat
- Itchy/Watery Eyes
How Are Allergies Cured?
Allergy is a chronic condition. That means your symptoms can be controlled or the disease can be modified or reduced, but it cannot be cured. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get relief from your allergies. Relief comes when you get your allergies under control.
Successful allergy control begins with identifying the proteins that are triggering the allergic reaction. This is done through allergy testing. Allergy testing can take the following forms:
- Skin Prick Test
- Skin Patch Test
- Blood Tests
Once the triggering proteins are identified an effective allergy control plan can be developed. This plan includes allergen avoidance, immunotherapy, and medication. Your allergy control plan is tailored for your specific needs.