Allergies

When people say “allergies” they usually mean they are dripping, itching, sneezing, swollen and have eyes full of tears.  Allergies can be miserable.

These allergy symptoms typically occur when we come in contact with things in the air.  Dusts, dust mites, pollens, pet danders, and mold spores are common culprits.  Sometimes the foods we eat can also affect the nose.

We can help you find out what you are allergic to.  Blood tests and skin tests usually pinpoint the source.

Treatments include avoiding exposures, eating healthy, and desensitizing your body.  Medications can help with symptom control and are frequently used early on.

We let you choose from several types of desensitization:

  • 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 problem of sensitivity to molds, pollens, pets and dust mites.
  • Regular allergy shots given every 1-3 weeks in the doctor’s office can help boost tolerance for reactions to pets, dust and pollens.
  • LDA is a special form of desensitization which involves taking a shot only every two months initially and less frequently later on.  The program is very safe because extracts are given at such 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 and inhalant allergies.

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at.  Not only are they uncomfortable but they cut into job and school performance.  Look for both short-term and long-term solutions for your allergies.

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.