Allergies are a phenomena that you can struggle with everyday of the year, not just during allergy season. You’ll hear many friends and family throw out the sentence, “Oh, my allergies have been acting up.” They’re probably right. However, most people don’t fully understand what allergies are, what symptoms they display (beyond running nose and sneezing) or how to effectively treat them.
What Are Allergies?
Allergies are an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection or skin contact. There are tons of allergens that can cause hypersensitivity in the body, things like dust, pet dander, pollen and mold are just some of the more common ones.
When you suffer from airborne allergies you are at the highest risk of being impacted because there is no way to avoid these allergens. There are some common symptoms you can look for that can help you begin to determine if you have allergies or not. Fatigue, itchy eyes, itchy nose, stuffy nose, runny nose and a general feeling of malaise are all symptoms that may be attributed to allergies.
What Really Happens When You Encounter Something You’re Allergic To?
When an allergen enters your system, your body begins to fight it off. As your body is being attacked by allergens, histamines are produced in your body, your body may experience some side effects and symptoms that make it hard to function in day-to-day life. But you already know that, you’re living it every day.
What you may not know is there is a solution.
They’re Big In Europe
When a band makes it’s way over to the U.S. for the first time without much notoriety, a phrase that’s often used is, “They’re big in Europe.” Sublingual allergy drops are a bit like that.
In Europe, allergy drops, administered under the tongue, are far more common than in the U.S. but they are steadily gaining popularity in the states because of how effective they are. Allergy drops are a safe, quick and effective way to combat the allergens that make the everyday life of an allergy sufferer so difficult. Over-the-counter allergy medicines, though they do fight some symptoms of common allergies, have some side-effects of fatigue and congestion associated with them. You may feel a bit better, but you are not going to feel completely better. These store-bought medicines are an effective, short term solution that is not going to completely fix your issues.
So what other options are there?
Allergy Drops vs Allergy Shots
Allergy shots are another common treatment but they feature a low success rate. Allergy shots on average have a success rate of about 60%. In addition, they require regular visits to the physician in order to be administered. Allergy drops on the other hand have an overall success rate of about 90% and are self-administered at home under the tongue. Drops are administered under the tongue and slowly expose you to elements to which you are allergic. This means you will gain immunity to the specific things to which you are allergic.
More About Allergy Drop Treatment
It is of great importance that you continue using the allergy drop treatment to build immunity over time. Please keep the regular appointments that are recommended by your provider so adjustments can be made to provide you with optimum success.
Allergy drops are a safe, easy to use and effective way to handle allergies and start to feel great again with the supervision of a medical provider trained in this form of immunotherapy.
These drops are also safe to use in children and great results can be obtained. One mom recently said, “I’m so pleased, my girls are free of rashes and welts after soccer practice.” Our goal is to provide a better quality of life to everyone struggling with allergies.
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