Allergies are not only uncomfortable but they cut into job and school performance. In some individuals they can be life-threatening. Aspire for both short-term and long-term solutions for your allergies.
We can help you find out what you are allergic to and show you how to gain short-term and long-term control. For basic allergies and intolerances it can be as easy as taking these 3 steps.
- Avoid allergy triggers as much as possible (like cats, dust, pollens, molds, bacteria, and chemicals)
- Eat really healthy food while avoiding those specific foods you don’t tolerate
- Desensitize your body with natural extracts
In our office you can choose from several types of desensitization:
- Regular allergy shots given every 1-3 weeks in the doctor’s office can effectively boost tolerance in the majority of patients for reactions to pets, dust and pollens.
- Under the tongue drops can be taken at home without having to drive to the doctor’s office. We custom make these extracts to fit your particular sensitivity to molds, pollens, pets and dust mites.
- LDA is a unique form of desensitization which involves taking a different kind of shot only every two months initially and even less frequently later on. The program is very safe because extracts are given at a “low-dose”. Patients with simple and more complex allergies are often helped. LDA is particularly useful when the patient has a combination of food allergies or sensitivities and inhalant allergies.
Medications can truly help with symptom control and are frequently used early on while developing improved tolerance through desensitization. At times medications are absolutely essential and life-saving. Not all patients can be desensitized and some must always carry emergency treatment with them and seek extremely clean environments and safe food choices. Allergy problems in certain patients can be very complex and may need more extended evaluations and treatment than indicated above.
Remember too that other symptoms not always thought of as “allergy” can exist alongside the typical symptoms: These include plugging of the ears, recurrent ear infections, sinus pressure or infection, generalized fatigue, diarrhea, migraine headaches, muscle pain, and even sluggish thinking.
While not all patients respond favorably, adhering to the principles outlined maximizes your chance of doing well.